Articles tagged 'bernard manyenyeni'

HCC shortlists sacked Zimra boss for town clerk post 17 July 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council has shortlisted a man fired from State tax agency Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) over a $300 000 import scam for the town clerk position. Sacked former Zimra finance director Robert Mangwiro has been shortlisted for the top post together with acting town cl...
Harare shortlists 11 for town clerk post 23 May 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) has shortlisted 11 candidates for the position of town clerk, mayor Bernard Manyenyeni revealed on Monday. The position has been vacant since 2015 when Tendai Mahachi was retrenched and replaced with Josephine Ncube, albeit in an acting capacity. Befor...
A little paint wouldn't kill 21 May 2018 HARARE - Harare City fathers should spare a thought for motorists and put markings on the city's roads which have now become death traps, especially at night. The markings on our roads in and around the city are no longer visible and motorists are unknowingly encroaching into other motorists' ...
Harare statutory debt balloons to $500m 13 May 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC)'s contribution arrears to several statutory bodies has risen by over 100 percent from $200 million to $500 million over the past two years, it has emerged. Institutions owed include the tax collector Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra), the national pensio...
City must prioritise garbage collection 5 May 2018 HARARE - No matter how hard we attempt to give them fancy titles — some call them waste and recycling collection vehicles — but a garbage truck is still a garbage truck and its mission is humble but critical to the whole well-being of a functioning society: It picks up your mess and keeps your ...
Forex shortages hobble delivery of garbage trucks 5 May 2018 HARARE - Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has been tasked by councillors to follow up on the delivery of refuse compactors that were purchased last year. According to ordinary council minutes, acting town clerk Hosea Chisango visited the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to inquire on the disburse...
Outrage over police killings 24 February 2018 HARARE - Civic society groups reacted angrily yesterday to the killing of two civilians by members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) following a heated scuffle in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) on Thursday. The Zimbabwe Divine Destiny (ZDD) — a Christian advocacy organisation — t...
I'm yet to be recalled, says Manyenyeni 17 February 2018 HARARE - Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has said he is yet to receive communication from his party MDC that he has been recalled. Manyenyeni told the Daily News that he will accept his fate if the party has resolved to recall him from his position. A career business relationship executive ...
Suspended Harare council directors' hearings begin 13 February 2018 HARARE - The disciplinary committee tasked to hear the cases of four Harare council directors suspended over alleged misdemeanours has begun inquiries and is set to be through by end of February. In an interview with the Daily News last week, Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni said the committee ...
HCC gets $6m for water chemicals 16 January 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has received $6 million from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to buy water treatment chemicals. HCC expects to receive its consignment of water treatment chemicals by end of January in order to increase water production to more than 520 Megalitres (ML) per ...
Harare admits its water is not safe 30 December 2017 HARARE - In a embarrassing admission of guilt, the Harare City Council (HCC) says it is failing to provide safe water to millions of the city’s residents — warning that they must exercise extreme caution when consuming it — in yet another sign exposing how things have crumbled at the country’s bi...
Mayor pins Harare's revival on Moyo 30 December 2017 HARARE - The new Local Government minister, July Moyo, has promised to recognise the full autonomy of Harare City Council (HCC) and will not interfere with the process of selecting the new town clerk. This was disclosed by Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni while he addressed a press conference a...
Harare suspends four top officials 21 December 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) yesterday suspended four top officials for awarding themselves “fat cat” salaries above government-imposed caps. Acting town clerk Josephine Ncube, health services director Prosper Chonzi, finance director Tendai Kwenda and human capital director Cainos Ching...
Council execs' salaries probe complete 13 November 2017 HARARE - The tribunal set up to investigate Harare City Council (HCC) executives’ remuneration has finalised the probe and will soon table a report, Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has said. In an interview with the Daily News recently, Manyenyeni said the process had been delayed because the final e...
Councillors slam Harare mayor 5 November 2017 HARARE - Harare councillors have slammed Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni, accusing him of siding with “rogue residents' associations” after he refused to approve the local authority's 2018 budget. During a full council meeting on Tuesday, Manyenyeni said he would not append his signature on the $269,...
Kasukuwere, mayor clash over town clerk 31 October 2017 HARARE - Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni is headed for another showdown with Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere after he wrote to the Local Government Board (LGB) protesting against the minister’s decision to block the appointment of Hatfield MDC legislator Tapiwa Mashakada to the posit...
Residents fume over debt collectors 16 October 2017 HARARE - Outraged Chitungwiza residents have fiercely resisted the hiring of debt collectors by the town's local authority, arguing the move is oppressive to struggling ratepayers. The concerns were expressed during two-day budget consultation meetings last week. The rejection of debt colle...
Harare council shuts door on Mushore 21 September 2017 HARARE - James Mushore is likely not to return to work as town clerk even if he wins his Labour Court challenge, Harare deputy mayor Enock Mupamawonde said yesterday. This comes as the Harare  City Council (HCC) has resolved to engage a human resources consultant to shortlist candidates for th...
I'm still town clerk: Mushore 4 August 2017 HARARE - Suspended Harare City Council (HCC) town clerk James Mushore has said until council officially communicates that he has been axed, he remains a city employee. This comes after the HCC’s Human Resources and General Purposes Committee met on Wednesday evening and reportedly resolved to ...
Zesa water bills collection opposed 14 July 2017 HARARE - The president of Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (Ucaz) Bernard Manyenyeni has proposed handing over water bills collection to Zesa Holdings, a plan that has been slammed by the Combined Harare Residents Association (Chra). The Harare mayor said if the proposal is okayed by gov...
'Harare assets register in shambles' 3 July 2017 HARARE - Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has said the city’s assets value is unknown and urgently needs assessment by independent valuers. He said while the 2016 audited reports were signed off, making the Harare City Council (HCC) compliant with its audit obligations, “there are still some ou...
Call for executive mayors 21 May 2017 HARARE - Stripped of their executive powers, mayors in Zimbabwe are mere lame ducks and can only but watch as the powerful Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere meddle in their affairs replacing elected officials with commissions. And ahead of next year elections events in most councils...
'Pay Mushore his package' 17 May 2017 HARARE - Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere must pay suspended town clerk James Mushore his exit package, Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni said yesterday. Mushore was suspended by Kasukuwere just after his appointment last year, with the minister arguing he had been hired without foll...
Council terminates debt collector's contract 16 May 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has terminated WellCash Debt Collectors (WellCash)’s contract following mounting pressure from residents and lobby groups. The resolution comes after Community Water Alliance gave the debt collector a three-day ultimatum to vacate council district offices fro...
Harare mayor snubs 'bogus' degree 10 May 2017 HARARE - Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has turned down an honorary doctorate degree from a Dubai-based institute, arguing he would rather earn it through his own academic research. He said the rate at which honorary degrees were being conferred on influential Zimbabweans was now worrying. ...