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

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 […]

Chitungwiza residents meet municipality commission

Chitungwiza residents yesterday met the municipality’s commission in the Council chambers. This was after the Chitungwiza Residents Trust (Chitrest) requested to meet the commission currently administering the affairs of the town after the suspension from office of the Mayor and councillors on 27 April 2017 by the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National […]

CHITREST demands clarity regarding maintenance and repairs by ZETDC

On 27 May 2017, the Chitungwiza Residents’ Trust (CHITREST) in partnership with MISA-Zimbabwe held an Access to Information (ATI) meeting with Chitungwiza residents focusing on the need to have efficient and effective service provision by the Zimbabwe Electricty Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC). The meeting was a follow up on the previous engagements that ZETDC had with Chitrest. Read more about CHITREST demands clarity regarding maintenance and repairs by ZETDC

Residents outside Chitungwiza Municipality

Residents position on the suspension of Chitungwiza Mayor and Councillors

The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Saviour Kasukuwere yesterday suspended all the 25 councillors of Chitungwiza Municipality including the Mayor, Phillip Mutoti. The councillors were suspended on allegations of contravening section 114 of the Urban Councils Act and are charged of gross incompetence, gross misconduct and willful violation of the law […]

Face of Saviour Kasukuwere

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. […]

Demolished house in Seke Unit C

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 […]

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 […]