Articles tagged 'harare city council'

Harare weighs feasibility of underground bins 15 November 2018 HARARE - Harare councillors have tasked their waste management division to conduct a feasibility study on underground bins as they mull introducing them. According to environmental management committee minutes, director of works Zvenyika Chawatama is supposed to produce a report on the pros an...
Low uptake for council houses 14 November 2018 HARARE - A low uptake of council rented houses has resulted in very few of the properties being successfully sold to their sitting tenants with only 43 of 2 645 houses having being disposed of. According to housing committee minutes, council was collecting rentals, which was however, below the...
Council budget should reflect residents' needs 9 November 2018 HARARE -  Harare mayor Herbert Gomba has warned council that unless the 2019 budget reflects the peoples' needs, it would not be passed on to Local Government minister July Moyo. During a mid-term review of his 100-day plan, Gomba emphasised that council employees and councillors alike needed ...
Council workers to face the music 7 November 2018 HARARE - Four Harare City Council (HCC) employees who are on suspension for allegedly inflating prices of commodities that were meant to treat cholera will face a disciplinary hearing on a date still to be advised. “The four employees mentioned in the detailed report will be advised of when th...
Harare wants Zacc to probe Augur 6 November 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has resolved to have deals signed between the city and Augur Investments investigated by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) to check their authenticity. The decision comes after councillors argued that some of the deals had been signed without fol...
Harare in vendor fees collection hurdles 6 November 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) is facing a number of challenges when it comes to collecting fees from vendors. According to informal sector committee minutes, despite putting in strategies to maximise revenue collection from the growing sector, the main contributing factors that milita...
Open budget for scrutiny: Residents 5 November 2018 HARARE - Harare residents are demanding that the city avail the 2019 draft budget to see if their input was factored in. Community Water Alliance national coordinator Hildaberta Rwambiwa wrote to Harare mayor Herbert Gomba saying in the past years, council has not been honouring the provision ...
Insurance firm to refurbish busy Harare CBD toilet 4 November 2018 HARARE - An insurance firm has partnered with Harare City Council(HCC) to refurbish a busy toilet in Harare’s Central Business District. A subsidiary of Zimnat Insurance, Genetic Financial Services (Pvt) Ltd, is rehabilitating the busy toilet at the corner of Leopold Takawira and Bank Street. ...
Harare council to terminate solar lighting contracts 3 November 2018 HARARE - Under performing companies that were awarded contracts to install solar lights in the capital city risk having these terminated by the Harare City Council (HCC). A few years back, five companies, namely PriMedia; MED Lighting; Sonic Ray Investments; Satewave Technologies; and AXA Hold...
HCC suspends land sales 3 November 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council has suspended all land sales until the country’s financial situation stabilises. The motion was moved by Mabelreign councillor Denford Ngadziore and was agreed upon by the city fathers. His motion was agreed by mayor Herbert Gomba, who advised him that the actin...
Fake shop licences worry Harare council 2 November 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council is worried about the fake business licences that have flooded the city as most shops are not adhering to their agreements with the local authority. In licensing committee minutes, councillors expressed concern over businesses which do not provide the requisite soci...
HCC extends discount deadline for ratepayers 1 November 2018 HARARE - The City of Harare has extended to November 30, the deadline within which ratepayers can settle their debts with the local authority. The extension was designed to accommodate other ratepayers. Harare mayor Herbert Gomba said that there are two separate models of payment that is, f...
HCC overwhelmed by vendors' applications 31 October 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) is failing to fully accommodate all the vendors at sites designated for them. As such, some of the vendors who could have been allocated space at district markets cannot find space as the city centre is now swamped. According to minutes of HCC’s inform...
Council suspends stadia fees 31 October 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council has resolved to suspend retaining fees from the stadia and halls since the money was not being utilised. According to community services minutes the money was supposed to be used to refurbish the facilities but nothing was happening. Most of HCC's social facilit...
Harare's supplementary budget approved 29 October 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) has approved a supplementary budget of $1,2 million for the rehabilitation of sewer digesters at Crowborough Sewage Treatment Works. The project, to be funded from revenue generated from cattle sales, seeks to upgrade the desludging digesters and heating ...
Council purchases iPads for councillors 29 October 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) will purchase iPads for councillors, conceding that the electronic gadgets were vital if the city fathers were to discharge their duties efficiently. This comes after the councillors had given town clerk Hosiah Chisango up to October 31 to provide them wi...
HCC impounds 400 vehicles 27 October 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) has impounded more than 400 vehicles in a blitz targeting pirate taxis. Harare council spokesperson Michael Chideme said taxis that are not registered with council and those that do not have relevant documentation would be seized and taken to Central Stor...
Harare extends discount period 26 October 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) has extended to October 31, the period within which residents would be entitled to a 50 percent discount for their debt clearance. Council spokesperson Michael Chideme said the city fathers are also evaluating a request to have the period extended to Dece...
Harare council fails to accommodate vendors 26 October 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) says it is failing to fully accommodate all the vendors at its designated sites. According to informal sector committee minutes, council said some of the vendors will have to go to district markets as the city centre was swamped already. HCC together with ...
Boreholes stripped of chlorinators 26 October 2018 HARARE - Boreholes installed by the Harare City Council to counter water shortages in high-density areas have been stripped of their inline chlorinators, thus putting communities in great danger of contracting waterborne diseases. Town clerk Hosea Chisango said they discovered this during an a...
City Parking to mark CBD roads 25 October 2018 HARARE - As part of Harare City Council's 100-day work plan, City Parking has embarked on road markings of the city centre's roads. City Parking spokesperson Francis Mandaza told journalists that the council-owned company had adopted Julius Nyerere Way for its beautification project. “Counc...
Harare launches blitz on mushika-shika 25 October 2018 HARARE - Buoyed by the swift removal of vendors from its central business district (CBD), the Harare City Council (HCC) has launched a blitz on small vehicles (mushika-shika) that are picking up passengers at undesignated points in the city. This comes as Harare mayor Herbert Gomba has warned ...
City Parking revenue grows by 3 percent 22 October 2018 HARARE - City Parking has said its first-half fee revenue increased by three percent buoyed by better collection by a newly-created standalone enforcement and compliance department. According to the Harare City Council, parking business collected $3,7 million against a budget amount of $3,6 mi...
Gomba's inauguration party postponed 21 October 2018 HARARE -  Harare City Council (HCC) has postponed a planned inauguration party for mayor Herbert Gomba following the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to deal with an outbreak of cholera that has so far killed 54 people, mostly in the capital. As a result of the health crisis, Gomba's inaugu...
Vendors' woes mount as rains approach 20 October 2018 HARARE - Relocated Harare vendors operating from an open space at Coca-Cola Corner along Seke Road in Graniteside are facing hard times as the rainy season approaches. Vendors who spoke to the Daily News yesterday said they had been “dumped” at the dusty site which is still under construction ...