Zvishavane residents plead for new vending stalls

By Locadia Mavhudzi RESIDENTS in the small mining town of Zvishavane in Midlands province have called on the town council to construct new vending infrastructure for the informal sector. The residents said the construction of new vending sites should help address the plight of the informal traders in the town, following the demolition of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gweru dumpsite a health risk

By Clive Makumbe GWERU residents have urged the city council to this year prioritise the provision of sufficient clean water and the relocation of the dumpsite from Woodlands. Residents at a meeting held at YWCA in Mkoba, end of last year, organised by the Gweru Residents and Ratepayers Association (GRRA), said the Woodlands dumpsite posed […]

Setting up of task force a misplaced priority

By Philemon Jambaya HARARE residents have said the setting up of a task force to deal with the crisis created by the illegal sale of land and mushrooming informal markets in the Harare Metropolitan province was a case of gross misplaced priority. The Harare Provincial Development Coordinator, Tafadzwa Muguti, last year set up the task […]

Service delivery: do councils have autonomy?

By Thomas Madhuku FOLLOWING years of poor service delivery in most urban centres, a debate has ensued over elected councillors’ capabilities to run municipalities without the support and cooperation of central government. This debate was also ignited by remarks made by Harare Mayor Councillor Jacob Mafume, who claimed that the current set-up made him a […]

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 […]