Articles tagged 'harare city council'

HCC to apologise to Econet 20 September 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) has said it will apologise to Zimbabwe's largest mobile telephone company Econet Wireless after municipal officials attempted to steal humanitarian aid meant to stem Zimbabwe's deadliest cholera outbreak in a decade. Econet founder and executive chairpers...
Extortionist pricing regrettable 20 September 2018 HARARE - At a time when the nation is battling to contain the cholera outbreak, it is disheartening to note that some people are trying to take advantage of this tragedy to fatten their pockets. This follows reports that some suppliers of hygiene products such as gloves had hatched a plan to i...
Cholera paralyses showbiz 20 September 2018 HARARE - A number of high-profile gigs that were scheduled for this and next weekend hang in balance following the government's ban on public gatherings, as the cholera epidemic continues to spread across the country. Last week, the government was accused of playing double standards after it f...
Outrage over govt spending 18 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans have expressed outrage over the government's poor planning and unnecessary expenditure at the expense of preventing medieval diseases like cholera, which has so far claimed the lives of at least 30 people. Government has since declared a state-of-emergency after the outbre...
Blame game doesn't solve cholera crisis 18 September 2018 HARARE - The cholera outbreak in Harare and its devastating effects which have killed innocent lives and left thousands needing treatment, are a painful reminder to every Zimbabwean of the serious problems confronting our beautiful country. It is sad that lives continue to be lost to medieval ...
Kunzvi, Musami dams to ease water woes 17 September 2018 HARARE - Government should give Harare City Council (HCC) permission to source funders who can construct Kunzvi and Musami dams in order to ease the city's water problems. Harare mayor Herbert Gomba told the Daily News that the city's water supply was being outstretched because it provided the...
'Govt to blame for cholera epidemic' 17 September 2018 HARARE - Civic Society Health Emergency Response Coordinating Committee (CSHERCC) has said the government is solely to blame for the more than 25 reported cholera deaths. In a statement read by Community Water Alliance national coordinator Timothy Chitambure on behalf of the committee at a pre...
Ways to tackle waterborne diseases 16 September 2018 HARARE - With the recent outbreak of cholera in the country, water and sanitation management is being put under the spotlight again. Waterborne diseases such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid are acute diarrheal diseases caused by pathogenic micro-organisms that are transmitted in water. Th...
Cholera fight needs teamwork 15 September 2018 HARARE - It is  very sad and demoralising to note that at least over 25 people have succumbed to the latest cholera outbreak that has hit Zimbabwe. For God's sake, this is 2018 but still our people are feeling the effects of a disease that belongs to the medieval times. The worst-affected a...
Business as usual for Harare vendors 14 September 2018 HARARE - It was business as usual for street vendors in Harare's central business district (CBD) by noon yesterday, despite a ban by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) who are fearful of cholera spreading. The Harare City Council (HCC) took a relaxed stance, noting that it was waiting for the ...
Cholera deaths reach 25 14 September 2018 HARARE - At least 25 people have died in Harare from cholera so far with nearly 4 000 people having been attended to at the Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital (BRIDH) by yesterday. According to Harare City Council (HCC) acting director of health Clemence Duri, the deaths were recorded ...
Let's fight cholera together: Chamisa 13 September 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa yesterday condemned the country's leadership for failing to contain the cholera outbreak which has so far claimed 21 lives across the country. The waterborne disease which broke out a week ago in Harare's high density suburbs of Budiriro and Gle...
'Be open on outbreak' 13 September 2018 HARARE - Local Government authorities should not keep the cholera outbreak a secret as it will only lead to more deaths, public health expert Prosper Chonzi said. In an interview with the Daily News, Chonzi said unlike typhoid which has a longer incubation, cholera can kill within hours. Ov...
Cholera death toll keeps rising 12 September 2018 HARARE - The death toll from the cholera outbreak has risen to 20 people from 16 over the weekend, the Daily News heard yesterday. This comes as government declared an emergency on Harare to monitor the epidemic. Health and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo confirmed yesterday that 20 people...
Cholera outbreak spreads 11 September 2018 HARARE - The outbreak of cholera which first hit the capital city at the beginning of this month has spread to four other provinces. As a result, government has activated its emergence response systems in a bid to contain its spread. The death toll from the infectious disease caused by eati...
Cholera must not be part of our problems 9 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe, in particular its metropolis Harare, should not be struggling with diseases of the mould of cholera and typhoid if communities start doing the right thing. Of course, in the urban setup, infrastructural issues that have to be addressed by local authorities play a pivotal rol...
Harare's cholera death toll rises to 10 9 September 2018 HARARE - The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Harare has risen to 10, the city's director of health said yesterday, with an appeal for more help to put an end to the epidemic. This comes as Zimbabwe's capital city has been devastated by a breakdown in water and sanitation infrastruc...
HCC urged to engage residents 7 September 2018 HARARE - The Harare Residents Trust (HRT) is urging councillors to honour promises made in the course of their election campaigns by strengthen citizen engagement and fighting corruption. In a statement, the trust said the Harare City Council (HCC) should concentrate on improving service deliv...
HCC seeks finality in suspended town clerk's case 7 September 2018 HARARE - The City of Harare has petitioned the High Court seeking an order for the dismissal of an application filed by suspended acting town clerk Josephine Ncube in which she was challenging her suspension. The council is accusing her of failing to prosecute her case. Ncube filed her appl...
'Harare should ring fence water account' 5 September 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) should ring-fence their water account so that no money is siphoned out for activities that are not related to its mandate. Community Water Alliance (CWA) national coordinator Hildaberta Rwambiwa said HCC should ensure that water is delivered to everyone who p...
Budget meetings scheduled for September 1 September 2018 HARARE - As Harare City Council draws towards its budget consultation meetings for formulation of the 2019 budget, residents are of the opinion that the notification time given by the City Fathers is too short. In interviews conducted during a residents’ meeting this week, residents argued tha...
Residents demand 30pc reduction 24 August 2018 HARARE - Harare residents are demanding that council reduce rates by at least 30 percent to match the incomes of most people. According to Harare Residents Trust (HRT), the exorbitant bills being sent to residents do not match the quality and water consumption of residents. The demands by HRT ...
Harare commission in first indaba 23 August 2018 HARARE - The caretaker commission running the Harare City Council (HCC) held its first full meeting with council executives on Tuesday despite indications that its appointment was unlawful. During the meeting, it deliberated on matters to do with change of use of properties. Chaired by Bell...
Sewerage overwhelms GV residents 19 August 2018 HARARE - More than 100 residents in the high-density suburb of Glen View have endured flowing raw sewage on their streets for nearly three weeks with no action coming from the Harare City Council (HCC)'s water department. The sewer pipes reportedly burst last month, and up to now there has not...
Harare City Council to increase planning fees 19 August 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC)'s department of town planning is set to review its fees as the municipality continues to look for ways to boost its revenue. According to minutes of council's Environmental Committee, HCC's director of works Zvenyika Chawatama has been asked to submit an ...