CHRA opposes Mayor Manyenyeni’s proposal

The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) strongly disagrees with the proposal by the President of Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ) and Mayor of Harare, Councilor Bernard Manyenyeni to hand over water bills collection to the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA). In as much as we appreciate the fact that residents should pay for services […]

Charamba wrong on AIPPA!

Remarks attributed to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information George Charamba on the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA are very misleading and cannot go unchallenged. Charamba is quoted in the state-run daily, The Herald of 26 June 2017, reportedly dismissing the basis of civil society’s calls for the long overdue […]

Where are the farmers’ taxes?

In its continued quest to make public authorities more accountable and transparent, the  Zimbabwe Young Women’s Network for Peacebuilding (ZYWNP) will follow up on the status of A1 and A2 unit taxes in the development of the district. In 2015, the Zimbabwean government introduced annual land and unit taxes for both communal and commercial farmers in […]

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Breaking news: Minister Kasukuwere suspends Chitungwiza councillors

The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Saviour Kasukuwere today suspended all the 25 councillors of Chitungwiza Municipality. The councillors have been suspended on allegations of corruption, abuse of office and dereliction of duty among other various offences. The Minister used the Local Government Laws Amendment Act to suspend the said councillors. […]

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Land ownership should be for all not a connected minority

The Chitungwiza Residents Trust (Chitrest) appreciates the rationale behind the setting up of a committee to investigate shady land deals in all major urban areas to deal with the chaos that has been created by some corrupt and politically connected land barons. Chitrest has always maintained its held position that urban land allocation is being […]

Mphoko summons 5 firms over development

Zvamaida Murwira in Mutoko Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has summoned five mining companies extracting granite rock and quarry in Mutoko District, Mashonaland East, to his office next week to explain why they were not developing the area they operated in. He said this after receiving complaints from local community leaders that the area remained underdeveloped despite […]

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Five Bulawayo Councillors Suspended as Damning Report on Corruption in Bulawayo Released

The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Saviour Kasukuwere earlier today suspended five councillors in Bulawayo for corruption. Minister Kasukuwere announced the suspension of Deputy Mayor Gift Banda (ward 5), and Councillors James Sithole (ward 7), Charles Moyo (ward 9), Reuben Matengu (ward 21) and Mzamo Dube (ward 25) as he released […]

Chitungwiza residents call for transparency and accountability in residential stands allocation

The Chitungwiza Residents Trust (CHITREST)campaign for clear and transparent processes in the allocation of residential stands by municipality has contributed immensely to Zimbabwe’s Access to information campaign. To date the campaign has brought together the key stakeholders, that include the local authority, residents’, prospective homeowners and housing cooperatives in attempts to open up the process […]

Media Partners statement on the inaugural International Day for Universal Access to Information

MISA-Zimbabwe and its media partners join the rest of the world in the inaugural commemoration of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) on 28 September. The day was set aside by UNESCO to commemorate and promote the right to seek and receive information as protected by key human rights instruments. These, among […]