Residents fume over purchase of obsolete equipment

MUTARE residents have rapped the city fathers for shelling out over $200 000 on obsolete earthmoving equipment acquired from the now-defunct diamond mining firms in Manicaland province in contravention of an earlier council resolution to buy new equipment. United Mutare Residents’ Trust programmes officer Edson Dube yesterday described the move as a show of disrespect […]

Residents protest in Chitungwiza

Chaos reigned supreme yesterday at Chitungwiza Municipality head office as irate residents
stormed the premises demanding the ouster of town clerk, Mr George Makunde and his
management. They allege gross incompetence. The placard waving demonstrators accused
management of embezzling funds and demanded the reinstatement of director of urban
planning, Mr Conrad Muchesa. Read more about Residents protest in Chitungwiza

Harare City Council, banks in housing deal

Harare City Council has partnered two local banks to develop residential stands for low-income
earners around the city with an initial project targeting more than 1 200 stands.  The city entered into a Public Private Partnership with National Building Society and FBC Group (Pvt) Ltd for purposes of low-cost housing development and the banks will provide mortgage to homeseekers on the city’s housing waiting list. Read more about Harare City Council, banks in housing deal

Govt shifts goalposts on Masvingo dualisation compensation

Joram Gumbo

GOVERNMENT has started shifting goalposts on who will compensate thousands of villagers and businesspeople likely to be displaced during the dualisation of the Harare-Beitbridge Highway, with Transport minister Joram Gumbo yesterday failing to explain convincingly whose responsibility compensation was. Read more about Govt shifts goalposts on Masvingo dualisation compensation

Chitungwiza residents and ZETDC interface meeting

CHITREST in collaboration with the Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe held a community dialogue meeting on the 4th of August 2017 at Young Africa Skills Centre. The meeting which was attended by an official from the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) started at 1000 and ended at 1300 hours. Read more about Chitungwiza residents and ZETDC interface meeting

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 […]

Mutoko Community Share ownership Trust backs off on commitment

Residents in Mutoko Ward 9 have increased household levies in order to complete the roofing of Early Childhood Development (ECD) block, following the failure of the Mutoko Community Share Ownership Trust to honour its commitment to assist the community last year. Read more about Mutoko Community Share ownership Trust backs off on commitment

Case of suspended Chitungwiza town councillors must be heard urgently

Chitungwiza town councillors have gone for sixty-three days without being brought before an independent tribunal. The twenty five councillors including the mayor and his deputy were suspended by the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing on 27 April 2017. The affairs of the municipality have been running through a three-member caretaker council […]

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 […]