Articles tagged 'city of harare'

Harare seals €4,5m water deal 17 April 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has clinched a €4,5m ($5,56m) water infrastructure development deal with a Netherlands State-owned water company, Rijkswaterstaat, aimed at improving the city's creaky water supply network. Acting town clerk, Hosiah Chisango, confirmed the deal yesterday sayi...
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...
Zambian firm eyes Zim, Sadc markets 16 December 2017 HARARE – Zambian firm, United Chemolide,  which specialises in the installation of booster pumps, design of water management systems as well as water rehabilitation and reticulation schemes, is gearing itself for the Zimbabwean and Sadc markets. In an interview with the businessdaily early thi...
Shot in the arm for Harare council 5 December 2017 HARARE – Harare municipality which is among many local authorities battling to replace antiquated water supply equipment is set to benefit from a three million euro funding by the Dutch government which is aimed at improving supplies in the capital. According to the director of water Hosea Chi...
'Council needs to review master plan' 19 June 2017 HARARE – As Harare continues growing in all directions, its Master Plan (MP) has not been reviewed in the last 23 years after it was adopted in 1994. The finance director Tendai Kwenda has sought approval of a supplementary budget of $3 million to fund the review of the document. According ...
Vehicle clamping charges too high 10 November 2015 EDITOR — I would like to appeal to the City of Harare to reduce the amount that they charge for clamped vehicles. The amount that is being charged is just too much in this harsh economic environment. The council should revise the figure of $57 because that is just too much as many people ca...
Artistes slam Harare gardens ban 7 May 2014 HARARE - Music promoters and artistes say the decision by the City of Harare to ban concerts that into the night from being held at Harare Gardens is a big blow to the music industry. The City of Harare reportedly put in place the ban in response to repeated complaints from residents and compa...
Harare to slash wage bill by $2m 27 March 2014 HARARE - The City of Harare is looking to slash its wage bill by $2 million every month by laying off over 1 000 employees. This is part of the city's efforts to meet Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo's directive to reduce its wage bill to only 30 percent of its budget. Harare mayor...
Harare must explain water shortage 21 November 2013 EDITOR ? I believe the City of Harare should explain to residents why so many areas do not have running water. In Mount Pleasant we have not been having running water in our taps for the past three weeks and there has been no explanation from the City of Harare on what the problem is. I am ...
Chombo debt write-off illegal - Masunda 24 July 2013 HARARE - Outgoing Harare mayor Muchadeyi Masunda has said Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo's directive to write-off outstanding rates was thoughtless and lacking in legal basis. Chombo on Tuesday directed councils nationwide to write-off all accumulated water bills, unit tax, rentals,...
Councillors say goodbye to Town House 29 June 2013 HARARE - As City of Harare councillors say goodbye to council, most of them, I am sure would have wished they stayed a little bit longer to enjoy deliberations at Town House which usually turned comic. With councillors being constantly accused of failing to provide the best standard service to...