Articles tagged 'harare city council'

Internet shutdown affects councils 23 January 2019 HARARE - The country’s recent stay-away, coupled with government’s shutdown of the Internet affected smooth operations of most local councils as they could not process bank transfers for various necessities including water chemicals. Community Water Alliance (CWA) said because of the Internet ...
Fuel shortages hinder grass mowing 23 January 2019 HARARE - The prevailing fuel situation has resulted in more woes, with fears of an increase in rape and muggings due to uncut grass in all areas and mainly on sides of the roads. Harare City Council (HCC) said yesterday it had not been spared in the fuel crisis and was unable to render some of...
Local authorities reel from fuel shortages 19 January 2019 HARARE - Fuel shortages have hit most local authorities hard, with most of them now failing to discharge their service delivery mandates. Harare City Council (HCC) spokesperson Michael Chideme said Harare has received fuel stocks but does not know how they will restock once supplies are deplet...
Harare may run out of water 13 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, could run out of water by 2045 as the city's main water reservoir faces a serious siltation threat, said a professor of environmental studies at the University of Zimbabwe Christopher Magadza. With increasingly prolonged droughts worsening the water shortag...
Ex-Harare town clerk trial date set 12 January 2019 HARARE - The State has set February 11 as the trial date for former Harare town clerk Tendai Mahachi. Mahachi is facing charges of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly corruptly contracted a “Ukrainian” company to undertake the $80 million Airport Road rehabilitation project. The Sta...
Fuel shortages hinders service delivery 11 January 2019 HARARE - Fuel shortages have hit hard in local authorities as most are now failing to conduct their service delivery mandates. Yesterday, Harare City Council spokesperson Michael Chideme said Harare would not be collecting garbage as it did not have fuel stocks for the refuse trucks. The th...
Harare won't charge in US dollars' 10 January 2019 HARARE - Despite the continued economic hardships, Harare residents will not be compelled to pay their water bills solely in United States dollars. In an interview with the Daily News, Harare City Council Town Clerk Hosea Chisango said residents would still pay through the normal channels and ...
Vandals target solar lights 10 January 2019 HARARE - Thieves are helping themselves to solar street lights installed along Harare's Airport Road while others have fallen prone to vandalism despite a decision by Harare City Council to conceal batteries that were previously being targeted, the Daily News can report. The thieves are target...
Harare water's quality to improve 9 January 2019 HARARE - Harare's water quality is set to improve as the lift that enables engineers to get to turbines that draw water from Darwendale Dam has been fixed. During a recent tour of Morton Jaffray (MJ) Water Treatment Works and Lake Chivero, acting director of Harare Water Mabhena Moyo said the ...
RBZ fails to release money for refuse trucks 9 January 2019 HARARE - The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is yet to release the money required by Harare City Council (HCC) to pay duty for the 15 refuse trucks that have been stuck in South Africa. The trucks which were purchased in September 2017 were part of a fleet of 30 garbage compactors procured unde...
Harare rations water 7 January 2019 HARARE - Residents of the Zimbabwean capital Harare have begun to experience water rationing as part of a local government preservation measure during a drought. The rolling cuts to water service will affect the capital of Harare and some nearby areas for periods of up to 48 hours, the Harare ...
Harare yet to compensate Mbare flood victims 5 January 2019 HARARE - Mbare residents affected by the 2016/2017 floods are yet to be compensated two years after winning the High Court lawsuit against Harare City Council. Residents who spoke to the Daily News said they have not received any of the $58 000 that they were awarded then by Justice David Mang...
Residents slam proposed water rationing 4 January 2019 HARARE - Harare residents have warned that the water-rationing regime mulled by the city will further plunge the capital city into a disease outbreak era. Community Water Alliance national coordinator Hildaberta Rwambiwa told the Daily News that they had warned council on the need to protect t...
Harare Mayor seeks spiritual guidance 1 January 2019 HARARE - Harare mayor councillor Herbert Gomba on Sunday presented his spiritual side kneeling before a church leader in Highfield. Gomba was a congregant at Prophet Ephias Jengeta-led Family Worship Tabernacle Ministries International Church, with congregants describing him as humble. Spea...
Harare budgets $52m for roads 28 December 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has set aside a budget of over $50 million to repair the capital city's dilapidated and pot hole-infested roads with effect from January 2019. Harare mayor Hebert Gomba said the road rehabilitation programme is set to start early January as the council is tar...
'Govt under-reported cholera deaths' 16 December 2018 HARARE - The recent cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe could have killed over 100 people amid fears an official government count did not capture a majority of the deaths in a bid to conceal negligence. Official government figures show only 54 people succumbed to the disease but cholera-related death...
Only council can issue land 13 December 2018 HARARE - City Council (HCC) will not entertain individuals or groupings such as housing cooperatives and pay schemes claiming to have identified or discovered open land in the city. “People should not buy land from anyone who does not have proof of ownership in the form of a title deed. The ci...
Council sued over cholera deaths 11 December 2018 HARARE - In what could turn out to be a test case, two women who lost their husbands to the cholera outbreak which left over 50 people dead are taking the Harare City Council (HCC) to court, demanding compensation for their deaths. The widows from the capital city's Glen View suburb — the epic...
Harare acts on municipal bonds 6 December 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council has held off on issuance of municipal bonds until the economic environment stabilises. According to finance committee chairperson Luckson Mukunguma, the bonds were meant to assist in helping the city finance some of its projects. Harare has been on a drive to im...
Harare council spends $83 million on salaries 5 December 2018 HARARE - Of the $145 million that Harare City Council (HCC) collected between January and September this year, more than 50 percent was channelled towards salaries while the remainder went to service delivery. Presenting the city's 2019 $472,2 million budget, finance committee chairperson Luck...
Councils must focus on service delivery 5 December 2018 HARARE - Most local authorities in the country have been busy working on their budgets for 2019. As reported elsewhere in this edition, Harare has presented a $472,2 million budget of which over 50 percent will be gobbled by salaries. Harare is not alone in this situation. The Local Gover...
Harare City Council hikes water tariffs, clamping fees 4 December 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has proposed to increase the water tariff by an estimated 19 percent while also raising clamping, tow-away and storage charges by 100 percent. Presenting the 2019 budget yesterday, finance and development committee chairperson Luckson Mukunguma said the count...
New twist to Augur-HCC saga 3 December 2018 HARARE - Augur Investments (Augur) and the Harare City Council (HCC)'s land saga has taken a new twist after the company defended the deal, claiming everything was done above board and accused the city council of pursuing a false and malicious agenda. This comes after several reports of allege...
Mount Pleasant golf club to be developed 27 November 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) will be entering into an agreement with advertising agency Gary Thompson and Associates to develop Mount Pleasant Golf Club and surrounding real estates. According to town clerk Hosea Chisango, the golf club, which has a nine hole course had a 99-year lease w...
Ex-Harare town clerk denied bail 23 November 2018 HARARE - Former City of Harare town clerk Tendai Mahachi was yesterday denied bail and remanded in custody to December 6. He faces allegations of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly corruptly contracted Augur Investments to undertake the $80 million Airport Road rehabilitation project....