Articles tagged 'chra'

'Chamisa must explain mayor appointment procedure' 4 November 2018 HARARE - Residents have castigated the MDC Alliance for failing to educate the electorate on the method applied by the party in its process of selecting mayors. Mfundo Mlilo, the director of Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA), told the Daily News that although the MDC has a lawful ma...
Rising cholera cases trigger fears of 2008 15 April 2018 HARARE - There is fear that the rising number of cholera cases in Harare could lead to another deadly outbreak such as witnessed in 2008 unless health authorities act swiftly to contain the highly infectious disease which is spreading rapidly in the capital. This comes as the disease is spread...
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,...
Residents demand commission paid to Wellcash 25 May 2017 HARARE - Harare residents are demanding back the 10 percent commission they paid to Wellcash Debt Collectors (Wellcash) for services it rendered to Harare City Council(HCC) in recovering its debts. At a meeting in Mabvuku this week, residents claimed Wellcash was only receiving money and not r...
Debt collectors 'invade' council offices 6 May 2017 HARARE - Harare residents have given Harare City Council (HCC) contracted debt collectors a three-day ultimatum to vacate municipal district offices they occupied to collect defaulters' payments. This comes amid furore over the 10 percent commission charged by the debt collectors on every paym...
'Council needs to respect vendors' 24 April 2017 HARARE - Residents' pressure group, the Combined Harare Residents Association (Chra), has called upon councillors to stand by vendors who are indiscriminately harassed by municipal police even though they are the ones who voted them into office. Speaking at a Vendors Initiative for Social and ...
Harare mayor cancels debt collectors' contracts 11 March 2017 HARARE - Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has ordered acting town clerk Josephine Ncube to terminate the contract of all debt collectors who have been pursuing hard-pressed long-suffering residents. This comes after the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC directed Harare councillors on February 28 to can...
Harare mayor earns $1 250 a month 1 December 2016 HARARE - Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has furiously rejected allegations that he earns over $520 000 per month, revealing for the first time that he actually receives a monthly allowance of $1 250. This follows calls for an investigation by Fadzayi Mahere, an advocate, into the ceremonial m...
Residents challenge council over water 2 August 2016 HARARE - Disgruntled residents — through the Combined Harare Residents Association (Chra) — are planning to challenge Harare City Council (HCC)'s water disconnection summons and property attachments. Chra chairperson Simbarashe Moyo said they are compiling cases of residents who have been issu...
No full resolution on demolitions 14 November 2013 EDITOR — The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has learnt that, there was never a full council resolution to demolish houses deemed to be illegal. However, there is a standing full council resolution on the illegality of structures built incognito, without any council approval. F...
Residents walk out on budget 24 October 2013 HARARE - Harare residents yesterday walked out of a budget consultative meeting with Harare City Council officials, claiming the city fathers do not take them seriously. Dozens of representatives from various residents associations marched out of the meeting after they had been made to wait fo...
We will fight for protection of wetlands 11 October 2013 EDITOR ? Combined Harare Residents Association (Chra) environment committee has vowed to fight for the protection of wetlands in Harare. Residents quizzed the wanton distribution of and construction on wetlands as seen in Borrowdale, Belvedere and Gunhill. The Borrowdale shopping mall, Chin...