Articles tagged 'bulawayo city council'

Byo increases tariffs 15 October 2018 BULAWAYO - The city council here has defended its 2019 budget, which will see residents forking out more in rent and rates. In its budget presented last week, council increased its budget to $212,5 million from $152, 5 million. The city fathers also indicated that they may be forced to revi...
Don't politicise assets declaration — Byo mayor 3 October 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo mayor Solomon Mguni has for the first time opened up on the debate surrounding asset declaration by councillors. Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (Bpra) last month petitioned the City Fathers calling for councillors to declare assets before they get down to serous...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Unresolved past haunts Byo 19 September 2018 BULAWAYO - For the past few weeks, the second largest city has been on the spotlight with the mayoral election taking centre stage. Residents gained interest in the election process as they argued that they did not want to be led by someone who is not of Ndebele origin. So bold were their stat...
New Bulawayo mayor lays out vision 10 September 2018 BULAWAYO - For the first time in history, the second largest city is going to be led by a youthful mayor. At 35, Solomon Mguni, a practising lawyer, becomes the new mayor of Bulawayo. He will be deputised by Tinashe Kambarami who is three years younger than him. The Daily News caught up ...
Byo finally elects mayor 8 September 2018 BULAWAYO - The second largest city of Bulawayo finally successfully elected Solomon Mguni, as its mayor ending weeks of speculation and bickering. Mguni, a practising lawyer polled 17 votes ahead of ward 26 councillor Norman Hlabani who polled 12 votes, in an election that was presided over by...
'Councillors must declare assets' 8 September 2018 BULAWAYO - Residents here have appealed to the City Fathers to ensure the incoming councillors declare assets and interests as a way of curbing corruption that has been synonymous with local authorities in the past. Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) acting coordinator Emmanuel ...
Water supply disruptions in Byo 6 September 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo's western suburbs are set to go for up to 24 hours without water, following power failures that have affected one of the city's main reservoirs, Nyamandlovu Aquifer. In a statement, the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) said the water shedding exercise will only be scrapped after...
Chaos as councillor takes oath in Shona 1 September 2018 BULAWAYO - There was chaos here yesterday at the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-elected councillors after one of them, Arnold Batirai of ward 24, decided to take oath of office in Shona. While all the 28 councillors took their oaths of loyalty and office before Chamber secretary Sikhangele ...
BCC floats sewer, water tender 24 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo City Council (BCC) is inviting bids from reputable companies for the rehabilitation of water and sewerage services at SAST Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) plant. Bids close on October 4 and must be accompanied by a bid security of $48 000. “The government of Zimbabwe ...
Resident sues Byo City for failing to supply water 11 August 2018   BULAWAYO - A resident has sued the city of Bulawayo in the High Court over its failure to provide potable water for Pelandaba West residents. Nylon Gatsheni, 50, argued failure to provide water will cause an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health, according to the lawsuit ...
Byo suburbs face water cuts 14 July 2018 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo, is to introduce water cuts because of electrical faults at its main water treatment works, a top official has said. Authorities said there was no pumping at one of Bulawayo’s main dams that supply the city of about one million people because...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Ndebele King installation case drags on 13 June 2018 BULAWAYO - Proponents of the Ndebele King have remained adamant not to give up on their push to install Lobengula's heir despite government condemning the act as unconstitutional. Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu recently told Southern News that as a minister in charge of culture and heritage...
SOUTHERN NEWS | ED, Mphoko fight over pension 11 April 2018 BULAWAYO - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is at logger-heads with former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko over his pension, insisting that the fallen second-in-command must not enjoy full benefits because he did not serve a full term. Welshman Ncube, Mphoko's barrister, briefed the...
Byo TC dares police 14 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo town clerk Christopher Dube — who has been caught up in a corruption storm — yesterday dared police to arrest him, arguing he is clean. Dube said corruption charges laid against him only but tarnish Bulawayo and scare away much-needed capital to turn around the city once te...
Byo to live-stream council meetings 13 February 2018 BULAWAYO - The council here has embraced new information technology after adopting a resolution to live-stream full chamber meetings, events and functions starting this month. According to the latest council report, town clerk Christopher Dube noted that “social media had grown to become a rel...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Residents group threatens minister 7 February 2018 Residents group threatens minister with legal action The Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (Bupra) has petitioned Local government minister July Moyo, demanding that action be taken against town clerk Christopher Dube, director of engineering Simela Dube and former local government mi...
ZPCS in illegal vending storm 10 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has once again come under spotlight for its arrogance in selling farm produce at undesignated areas in the Central Business District. For the better part of 2017, a prison truck selling, mostly, cabbages was a common sight in the cit...
Councillors, management fight over debt recovery 20 December 2017 BULAWAYO - The move by Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to suspend litigation against defaulting residents has set city fathers and management on a collision course. While the move brought relief to scores of residents, who were being harassed by debt collectors, the local authority's management is...
Discord in AAG over gold claims 21 September 2017 HARARE - The national leadership of the Affirmative Action Group (AAG) has broken ranks with its Bulawayo chapter over the decision by city fathers in the second largest city to allocate gold claims to town clerk Christopher Dube, and George Mlilo — the permanent secretary in the ministry of Loca...
Court reinstates Banda as deputy mayor 25 August 2017 BULAWAYO - The High Court here has reinstated Gift Banda to his position of Bulawayo deputy mayor as well as ward 5 councillor. The ruling by Justice Martin Makonese followed an appeal by Banda challenging his dismissal from the local authority. Banda was early this year expelled by the Loc...
BCC stops attaching residents' assets 7 July 2017 BULAWAYO - Councillors here have resolved that the municipality stops attaching property from residents defaulting on payments but find other avenues to make them settle their bills. The resolution was made on Wednesday in council chambers after a motion by Silas Chigora, who is the councillor...
BCC struggles to contain mushika-shika 27 June 2017 BULAWAYO - The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) here has admitted failing to address the scourge of commuter omnibuses and small vehicles picking up passengers from undesignated points in the Central Business District (CBD). “We find that there are a lot of illegal operators that cover their number...
'Another debt write-off may hurt city' 24 June 2017 BULAWAYO - Government has strained Bulawayo City Council (BCC)’s public finances and undermined an already ailing municipality after a $46 million debt write-off for ratepayers and moves to do something similar ahead of next year’s general elections. Ahead of the 2013 election that gave Presid...
Prisons authority under fire over veggies vending 21 June 2017 BULAWAYO - The Bulawayo City Council and vendors are up in arms with the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) for illegally selling its farm produce in the Central Business District (CBD). Trucks from the ZPCS have been spotted in the CBD loaded with cabbages and other farm produc...
Mayor ordered to surrender $63k car 31 May 2017 BULAWAYO - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has ordered the council here to immediately put on sale one of the two recently purchased mayoral vehicles, with the proceeds to be channelled towards service delivery. The city's mayor Martin Moyo recently took delivery of a $118 000 Mercedes Benz GLE ...