Speed up devolution – urges NGOs

By NyaradzoNyere VARIOUS non-governmental organisations have urged the government to expedite the implementation of devolution, which empowers provincial councils and local authorities to spearhead economic and social development projects in their areas by leveraging on local resources.  Devolution was adopted as a key component of the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe which, in Chapter 14, states […]

Utilise developmental structures, communities urged

By Tamuka Charakupa PEOPLE in rural areas must take full advantage of existing community development structures and use them as vehicles to participate in the planning and implementation of priority projects in their areas. Chipinge Rural District Council chief executive officer, Blessing Mamvosha, said most rural communities do not attend development meetings and as a […]

Covid-19 delays Bulawayo’s US$150 million energy project

By Pamenus Tuso The Covid-19 pandemic has negatively impacted Bulawayo’s US$150, million solid waste-to-energy project, which is being developed by a United Kingdom-based company, Pragma Leaf Consulting Zimbabwe. The government has already granted the project national status. The project, which will, among other things, convert council waste to biodiesel and electricity and biogas, is expected […]

Bulawayo water crisis: burst pipe provides relief to Sizinda residents

By Bernard Mpofu It is 6 am on a Friday morning. Temperatures are already rising and the queue is getting long and meandering.  Women and children carrying buckets and small plastic bottles have found a short term solution to the water challenges they have been facing for months.  A leaking main pipe in the neighbourhood […]

New suburbs face garbage collection challenges

By  Nyaradzo Nyere PILES of used diapers and other uncollected garbage by the roadside are a common sight along the main road leading into Southlea Park in Harare.  Residents dump waste at a dumpsite along the road. They have nowhere else to dispose it. Marian Vhiwe, is among some of those residents. She has lived […]