Articles tagged 'hcc'

ZimPhos faces disconnection over water debt 13 June 2017 HARARE - Mining and industrial chemicals manufacturing firm, Zimbabwe Phosphate Industries (ZimPhos) risks having its water supplies cut off by the Harare City Council (HCC) over an outstanding water bill dating back four years ago. According to audit committee minutes, HCC officials were conc...
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...
Harare water crisis deepens 20 May 2017 HARARE - Harare's water crisis is set to continue for much longer, after the City Council (HCC) missed the deadline for the refurbishment of its biggest water treatment plant — Morton Jaffray — which has now been extended by nine more months due to a funding crisis. This comes as most suburbs ...
Mayor bemoans Mushore lengthy suspension 22 April 2017 HARARE - Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has bemoaned the absence of a substantive town clerk for the city following the suspension of James Mushore. He said politics was interfering with Harare City Council (HCC)'s affairs and functions. While giving a State of the City Address recently, M...
HCC cancels French firm's water deal 20 April 2017 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) has rescinded a multi-million dollar water deal with French firm Veolia Africa (Veolia) after an alert alleging the company has a dodgy track record of bad service and inflated prices. In 2016, the local authority and Veolia entered into negotiations pend...
Chinese firm eyes HCC roads 19 April 2017 HARARE - Harare's potholed roads could be rehabilitated if Harare City Council (HCC) signs an agreement with a Chinese firm Sinohydro Corporation Limited. HCC's director of works Phillip Pfukwa told the environmental management committee that Sinohydro had already submitted their expression of...
Council fails to account for $208m: AG 5 April 2017 HARARE - Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has found that Harare City Council (HCC) did not account for $208 million of public funds in the 2012 financial year. In her 2015 local authorities report tabled in the National Assembly recently, Chiri reported that the majority of councils' audited...
HCC waste management threatens residents 27 March 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC)'s failure to collect garbage and its poor waste management record could pose a potential health risk to residents, the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) said. Ema's education officer Liberty Mugadza told the Daily News last week that the current model of ...
Broke Harare council splurges on 25 vehicles 4 February 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has purchased 25 vehicles meant for debt collection, the Daily News has learnt. The fleet of Hyundai i110's — which costs approximately $24 000 apiece — arrived on Monday amid worsening service delivery in the city. HCC spokesperson Michael Chideme confirm...
'Potholes Zinara's responsibility' 21 December 2016 HARARE - The patching of potholes is Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara)'s responsibility and not Harare City Council (HCC)'s, mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has said. He told a full council meeting at Town House on Monday that the local authority must not be burdened with the obligation...
Harare trash collection crisis deepens 8 December 2016 HARARE - Harare City Council’s (HCC)’s refuse collection crisis is now in its fourth week with still no solution in sight. The garbage collection crisis erupted last month after municipal authorities faced dire fuel shortages emanating from an acute cash crunch. [GoogleAd] The situation ...
Harare mulls introducing water limiters 5 November 2016 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) is mulling a full-scale roll-out of water inflow limiters by March 2017, as a desperate measure to compel residents to conserve the scarce resource — and as the capital city grapples with one of its worst water crises in living memory. Speaking in an inte...
Diarrhoeal diseases outbreak warning 3 November 2016 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC)'s epidemiologist, Kudzai Masunda, has warned of diarrhoeal diseases outbreak, as the local authority is increasingly struggling to supply adequate water for residents. Masunda told the press yesterday that the expected increase in diarrhoea cases is also on t...
Council overpays bonuses, retrenchment packages 1 November 2016 HARARE - An audit of Harare City Council (HCC)'s payroll and employment costs compliance has revealed that the local authority overpaid performance bonuses and retrenchment packages by more than $1, 6 million. This revelation comes as the local authority has a five months' salary backlog, with...
Concern over piling garbage 28 October 2016 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC)'s environmental management committee has expressed concern at the mushrooming of refuse dumps across the city due to lack of collection in some places for nearly nine months. The Herbert Gomba-led committee said the increase in refuse dumps was because of the...
Council owes Mushore $52 000 10 October 2016 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) owes suspended town clerk James Mushore five months’ salary amounting to more than $50 000. Mushore — a former banker — was suspended just two weeks after his appointment in March, as Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere accused him of failing to foll...
No takers for council vending stalls 22 August 2016 HARARE - Apart from sweating trainee security guards, the supposed to be vending market close to the Coke Corner along Seke road is empty as market stalls there remain unoccupied. Instead, the streets of Harare are still clogged with vendors — who block pavements as they desperately try to eke...
Kasukuwere suspends Harare mayor 21 April 2016 HARARE - Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has suspended Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni (pictured above) over the “illegal” appointment of new town clerk, James Mushore. Mushore, a former NMBZ Holdings group chief executive officer, was fired the same day he was appointed last mont...