Articles tagged 'combined harare residents association'

Harare residents oppose prepaid water meters 16 November 2018 HARARE - The Combined Harare Residents' Association (CHRA) has questioned the rationale behind the local authority's plans to install prepaid water metres amid poor water supplies. Mfundo Mlilo, the director of CHRA, told the Daily News: “We have asked them what problem they are trying to addr...
Infamous 2 percent tax gets lifeline 23 October 2018 HARARE - Government's controversial implementation of a draconian two percent tax on electronic transactions has been given a lifeline after High Court judge Felistas Chatukuta yesterday ruled that the application made by a Harare social activist was not urgent. The matter will now be heard on...
Court test for unpopular tax 16 October 2018 HARARE - Finance minister Mthuli Ncube's desperate bid to balance the government's shambolic books by raising the State's revenue through an unpopular new tax is facing a sharp court challenge. This comes after a prominent civic leader filed an urgent application in the High Court yesterday, s...
Tax war spills into court 15 October 2018 HARARE - Government's decision to charge a draconian two percent tax on electronic transactions is likely to face its first legal challenge today. The Daily News can report that a Harare man, Mfundo Mlilo, is approaching the High Court today, seeking to have the tax reversed on grounds that it...
Call to dissolve council commissions 28 August 2018 HARARE - Residents would like the caretaker commissions running councils to be immediately dissolved as the country has inaugurated Emmerson Mnangagwa as President. In an interview, Combined Harare Residents Association chief executive officer Mfundo Mlilo said the commissions were already ill...
'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 ...
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...
MDC, Chra clash over prepaid water meters 4 May 2015 HARARE - The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and Combined Harare Residents Association (Chra) have clashed over the local authorities' plan to introduce prepaid water meters. An MDC official, Eddie Cross, has ordered residents to abort their countrywide anti-prepaid water meters campaigns...
Local authorities must improve 2 July 2014 HARARE - The shocking full page of photographs in last week’s Daily News on Sunday of people scavenging in Harare’s Pomona dump site could not have come at a more appropriate time. The images appeared when members of the Harare Residents Trust (HRT) were addressing MPs at a Parliamentary Portf...
Calamitous Harare council 29 June 2014 HARARE - It is  a pity that Harare residents woke up this week with no tap water amid a big scandal surrounding Harare City Council’s $144,4 million loan facility recently secured from China. While the contentious loan secured from China National Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corpo...
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...
Respect the urban vote, Mr President 28 August 2013 EDITOR — The Combined Harare Residents Association would like to condemn the statement issued by President Robert Mugabe during the burial of former liberation fighter Mike Karakadzai. The president threatened Harare and Bulawayo residents with unspecified action for investing their vote in Mo...