Bulawayo informal traders raise concerns over work environment

By Pamenus Tuso BULAWAYO’S informal traders have expressed concern over lack of ablution and children playing facilities at vending sites. Most vending sites in the city do not have toilets and clean water facilities. In one incident, a vendor was electrocuted while relieving herself inside a Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) substation located in a […]

Harare City Council speaks on demolitions

HUNDREDS of houses in Zimbabwe’s high-density suburb of Budiriro were recently demolished. According to city council officials (at the time of the interview and writing), these houses were built illegally,  Nyaradzo Nyere (NN) spoke to Harare City Council acting spokesperson Innocent Ruwende (IR) on the demolitions.  Below are excerpts of the interview at the time […]

Bualwayo needs sustainable solutions to water crisis: BPRA 

THE aim of the Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA), an organisation based in Zimbabwe’s second-largest metropolitan, is to ensure that residents get the best in terms of social service delivery.  Nyaradzo Nyere (NN) spoke to Emmanuel Ndlovu (EN), the organisation’s coordinator on several issues including challenges affecting Bulawayo. Below are excerpts of the interview: NN: […]

Financial constraints hamper Harare’s preps for rainy season

By Nyaradzo Nyere WHILE the start of the rainy season is something that many in Zimbabwe look forward to, it can be a nightmare to residents in areas where there is poor drainage systems, potholed and poor roads.  It can also have disastrous consequences in areas where flowing raw sewage is normal and heaps of […]

Nkayi Craft Centre to be converted into vocational training centre

By Gracious Ndlovu and Tatenda Mkandawire THEcommittee for development at Nkayi Craft Centre says it plans to turn the complex into a vocational training facility that provides youths with technical skills and education. Chairperson of the centre Keenan Mpofu said the decision was made after the realisation that the youths in the area needed some technical […]

NGO donates stationery to Lupane schools

By Thandeka Matebesi A non-governmental organisation, New Hope Children’s Trust, which endeavours to assist vulnerable children, particularly orphans, donated stationery to two secondary schools in Ward 8 of Lupane. The Founder of the organisation, Judith Dube said the donation was part of its programme dubbed ‘surviving under the new normal’, which assists rural schools to […]

Lupane channels CDF funds towards schools’ development

By Thembelihle Mhlanga TWO newly established schools in Lupane East constituency have benefitted from the Constituency Development Fund. Lupane East MP, Mbongeni Dube,  gave part of the CDF allocation to Dumoluhle Secondary school at Ndamuleni in Gwamba Ward and Ziqalabeni Primary school at Ziqalabeni Village in Lupaka Ward.  The funds have gone towards the ongoing […]

Mixed reactions to giving 12 year olds contraceptives

By Gracious Ndlovu and Tatenda Mkandawire PARENTS and guardians in Nkayi district have expressed mixed feelings over the proposal by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care to allow children from the age of 12 to have access to contraceptives. The parents and guardians are deeply divided over the issues, with those opposed […]

Lupane youths fail to access public service

By Thandeka Matebesi A MATABELELAND-BASED non-governmental organisation, Rural Communities Empowerment Trust (RuCET), says young people in Menyezwa’s Ward 14 area in Lupane are facing challenges in accessing public services. RuCET, in partnership with Lupane Youth for Development Trust, held a meeting with young people from (the) areas, including Masenyane, to discuss issues affecting them. RuCET […]