Articles tagged 'harare residents trust'

Call to extend discount period 24 October 2018 HARARE - Harare residents are pleading with their municipality to extend a discount period, which allowed ratepayers to pay their debts to council at concessionary rates. The Harare Residents Trust (HRT) said while the initiative, which ended yesterday was welcome, it should be extended to Dec...
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...
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 ...
Punish rogue soldiers: HRT 18 August 2018 HARARE - The Harare Residents Trust (HRT) has called on government to punish rogue soldiers behind the August 1 killing of civilians in the capital. In a recent report, HRT said the demolition of market stalls in central Harare impacted negatively on the livelihoods of vendors, adding that t...
Residents resist Harare Quarry privatisation 2 June 2018 HARARE - Harare residents are not happy with the privatisation of the city's quarry business, saying the process was only meant to give its directors and executives an opportunity to line their pockets. Residents, through the Harare Residents Trust (HRT), argued this week that the resolution t...
'HCC abusing ward retention scheme' 5 May 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) residents are complaining that the 25 percent ward retention scheme meant to benefit communities is being abused. According to the Harare Residents Trust chairperson Precious Shumba, the scheme meant to benefit residents is being abused by council to pay its ...
Harare councillors, Works Department tangle over tall grass 10 March 2018 HARARE - Tension between Harare City councillors and the city  Works Department has run almost as high as the unkempt grass raising their constituents' ire. An extremely rainy season has made grass grow faster. Councillors fumed that staff have failed to mow the grass, which is resulting in...
'City Fathers abused $144m bank loan' 7 January 2018 HARARE - Residents have argued that maladministration of the $144 million China Exim Bank loan to refurbish Morton Jaffray water treatment works is the cause of all the water woes in Harare. Residents Forum coordinator Denford Ngadziore told the Daily News on Sunday that had most of the money ...
Harare council under fire over recruitments 23 October 2013 HARARE - Harare residents have put the Harare City Council under the spotlight after claims the local authority is top heavy, bearing immensely on the consumer. Residents say the HCC has employed more people than required, with residents being asked to meet their salary demands through rates i...
Who is pushing for prepaid water meters? 10 October 2013 HARARE - Harare City Council's plans to install pre-paid water meters are facing stiff resistance from residents who see this as “corruption-driven” desire than a genuine cause to improve billing. Senior Assistant Editor Guthrie Munyuki this week spoke with Harare Residents Trust (HRT) boss Pr...
HRT fails to stop councils' budget 26 November 2012 HARARE - A bid by a Harare residents group to block Harare City Council s 2013 budget from approval hit a brick wall on Friday after the High Court dismissed their application. Justice Martin Makonese dismissed an urgent chamber application filed by Harare Residents Trust (HRT) meant to stop oper...