Articles tagged 'bulawayo city council'

BCC has enough water chemicals 5 April 2019 Bulawayo City Council has allayed fears of a catastrophe owing to lack of water treatment chemicals saying the stocks are enough to last the next six months.
Mayor, residents raise concern over crackdown 23 January 2019 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo mayor Solomon Mguni and the residents’ representative body have waded into the chaos, decrying the heavy-handedness of State security agents’ response to the recent stay-away. “The Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (Bpra) does not in any way support what happened i...
Byo mayor chokes on tear gas, faints 18 January 2019 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo mayor Solomon Mguni was choked with tear gas after police allegedly fired volleys of the toxic substance at him while he attempted to make his way to the official opening of the 2019 legal year at the High Court last week.  Monday was characterised by commotion as protests ...
ED divides Byo council 6 January 2019 HARARE - A fire tender hired out to the ruling Zanu PF party during its annual National People's Conference held in Esigodini last month has caused ructions here after it was rented out at a massive discount against council policy. Zanu PF had its 17th conference in Matabeleland South between ...
BCC targets forex earners 2 January 2019 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo City Council has set its sights on earning foreign currency (forex) from ratepayers domiciled in foreign lands as well as from international organisations operating in Zimbabwe in a bid to shore up its depleting coffers. Town clerk Christopher Dube said the forex-generation...
Byo City Council to ration water 24 December 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo City Council has notified residents of water rationing following the inconsistent supply of water to the Magwegwe Reservoir. In a recent notice issued town clerk Christopher Dube said: “The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public that Magwegwe Reservoir ...
Bulawayo council approves sale of stands in forex 20 December 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has approved the sale of housing stands in foreign currency, a move that is set to make them priced out of reach of many citizens, who have endured falling standards of life over the years. The city’s housing waiting list stands at over 120 000, but the c...
BCC shoots down budget objections 12 December 2018 BULAWAYO - The city council here has shot down objections by residents against its proposed 2019 budget. The new budget which has since been endorsed by the local authority will see residents forking out more in rates and rentals as it increased it's budget to $212,5 million from $152,5 millio...
Mayor vows to deal with Byo industrialisation 31 October 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo mayor Solomon Mguni will from today (Wednesday) embark on a two-day programme to tour the city's dilapidated industrial sites with the view of having first-hand information of the crisis on the ground. This, the mayor said, will see the city fathers coming up with a positio...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Byo mayor unhappy with road closure 24 October 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo mayor Solomon Mguni has raised concern over the way the law enforcers conducted themselves in closing a road in the CBD which was a perceived hub of illegal money changers, popularly known here as Osiphatheleni. The road was recently closed after Chief Justice (CJ) Luke M...
Bulawayo named best run city in Zim 20 October 2018 HARARE - The Local Government Investment Conference (Logic) has named the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) as the best run among the country's 32 local authorities. The third Logic conference that made the ranking was convened by the Urban Councils' Association of Zimbabwe (Ucaz) and ended this Thu...
Japan back in Byo after Mugabe departure 17 October 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has renewed its links with Japan after years of frosty relations during the reign of former president Robert Mugabe era. BCC and Japan used to enjoy good relations back in the early 1990's with the later distributing aid packages in the form of expert per...
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...