Articles tagged 'harare'

just in ... Teachers to embark on 275km march for US dollar salaries 5 December 2018 HARARE - Rural teachers are set to embark on a 250 km march from Mutare to Harare in a protest to demand salaries in United States Dollars and demanding higher bonus payment. In a letter to Finance minister Mthuli Ncube, Amalgamated Teachers Union of Zimbabwe secretary general Robson Chere sai...
Power outages cripples Morton Jaffray 27 November 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has of late been experiencing power problems which are affecting operations at Morton Jaffray (MJ) water treatment works. Power outages at MJ and other treatment plants have resulted in some suburbs going for days without water. “We are currently experienc...
Forex dealers begin to stew 14 November 2018 HARARE - The hordes of illegal foreign currency traders who had made the streets of Harare their home are increasingly becoming a rare sight, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa's abatement measures take effect. As has accurately been reported by the Daily News over the past few weeks, Mnangagwa t...
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 needs an executive mayor' 4 November 2018 HARARE - The Daily New on Sunday’s senior writer Mugove Tafirenyika (Q) sits down for a wide-ranging interview with Wellington Chikomba, the Glen Norah MDC MP and former Harare councillor, who has worked both as chairperson of Harare City Council’s Business Committee and Human Resources Committee...
Chinhoyi, Marondera extend discount offer 3 November 2018 HARARE - The Chinhoyi and Marondera municipalities have extended the 50 percent bill clearance discounts following public demands from residents. This comes as the Harare City Council (HCC) last month also extended the promotion — which has reportedly resulted in improved revenue inflows — to ...
Chamisa mobbed by motorists in fuel queue 21 October 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa was yesterday mobbed by motorists after he queued for four hours at a fuel station in the Harare Central Business District. Chamisa joined the queue at a Puma Service Station along Sam Nujoma Street, where his presence sparked a frenzied interest from motoris...
War against vendors: Rescuing 'clean' streets, ruining lives? 30 September 2018 HARARE - Since its emergence in growing volumes some years ago, vending in Zimbabwe's major urban areas, especially Harare, has never been tolerated as a legitimate economic activity and alternative source of livelihood, especially in the attitudes of central government. But the irony is that ...
£90 000 to fight cholera 28 September 2018 HARARE - The European Union (EU) has availed £90 000 humanitarian funding to help control the deadly cholera epidemic, which has killed at least 49 people to date. In a statement yesterday, the EU said the funding is part of its overall contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund of the...
Zim on edge as vendors fight back 27 September 2018 HARARE - Police are maintaining a heavy presence in most of the country's cities as authorities fear the worst amid a clampdown on desperate vendors who are now fighting back. In Harare, law enforcers have peppered the central business district with riot police officers, armed with batons whil...
Human rights groups slam police brutality 26 September 2018 HARARE - Rights groups and political analysts have expressed outrage over the savage attacks on vendors and ordinary citizens by police in its on-going blitz against vending in Harare's central business district (CBD) and its precincts. This comes as pressure is mounting on government to set u...
Contractor clarifies roundabout debate 26 September 2018 HARARE - Bitumen World Civil Engineering Contractors have cleared the air over the controversy surrounding the construction of a roundabout in Harare. The roundabout, which is located along Harare Drive Road and Rolf Avenue intersection went viral on social media, particularly on Twitter and i...
Churches defy govt ban on public gatherings 24 September 2018 HARARE - Several churches in Harare yesterday defied a government ban on public gatherings and continued worshiping in the face of a stepped-up campaign to prevent the spread of cholera.  This comes after police issued a ban on all public gatherings and illegal food vending to control the spre...
Unions, govt differ on cholera response 24 September 2018 HARARE - Government is downplaying the cholera crisis and that schools should close until the outbreak has been contained, teachers' unions have insisted. This comes after the Primary and Secondary Education ministry rejected outright calls to suspend the country's schools and postpone exams, ...
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...
'Demonstrators' to appear in court on October 9 19 September 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance election agents, vendors and ordinary people who are alleged to have demonstrated against Zec over the delay in release of presidential election results have had their trial date set for October 9. Among those set to appear in the trial are former Harare South legislator ...
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 ...
Police, vendors clash in Harare CBD 17 September 2018 HARARE - There were running battles in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) over the weekend as police and Harare City Council (HCC) officials launched a major blitz to drive vendors out of the city. On Saturday, the Daily News witnessed hordes of police details chasing vendors from their ...
'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...
Govt, vendors clash 15 September 2018 HARARE - Running  battles are expected in Harare’s Central Business District as government seeks to drive away vendors from the city centre, citing health issues following the outbreak of cholera, which has left 25 people dead. The government is seeking to drive away vendors from the streets t...
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 ...