Articles tagged 'harare'

Harare's kombi jungle 15 January 2014 HARARE - Tindo (not his real name) took an early bath with the meagre water that was in a two-litre container, one of the few belongings in his lodged shack in St Mary’s, Chitungwiza and disheveled as he was, sprinted towards Chigovanyika commuter omnibus rank.  With the news of the demolition...
Address traffic congestion 16 December 2013 EDITOR — I am concerned with the chaos characterising the streets of Harare which has been especially made worse by our overzealous law enforcement agents. Everyday, we see vendors clashing with municipal police, commuter omnibus operators in dangerous fights with police — a situation which ha...
Harare waterworks upgrade begins 27 November 2013 HARARE - The upgrading of the Harare City Council waterworks is set to commence as equipment sourced by a Chinese financial institution has been delivered, a senior council official has confirmed. The council accessed a $144 million loan facility from the Chinese Export and Import Bank to reva...
Harare faces fresh cholera outbreak 20 November 2013 HARARE - Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned yesterday that Zimbabwe's capital was at risk of another cholera outbreak, five years after the pandemic claimed over 4 000 lives.  Tiseke Kasambala, HRW Southern Africa director, said residents' right to water and sanitation remains a pipe dream, with ...
Scrap fixed water charges: Residents 12 November 2013 HARARE - Harare residents have demanded that council scraps fixed water charges rather than just lower them. In a development that could annoy Harare City Council (HCC), Precious Shumba, the Harare Residents Trust (HRT) director, said: “The City of Harare has come up with a largely unchanged b...
Council slashes water tariffs 9 November 2013 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has slashed water tariffs, a development that relieves the overburdened ratepayers and possibly increases the local authority's revenue collections. In its 2014 standstill budget totalling $370,2 million approved yesterday, HCC finance and development chairpe...
Municipal cops deployed to ease jams 7 November 2013 HARARE - Harare City Council will be deploying municipal police officers to man busy intersections in Harare's Central Business District in a move aimed at decongesting the city during peak hours. Thomas Muzuva, the city's deputy mayor, said the move was not in any way meant to usurp the role ...
Chief Chinamhora's claims false 7 November 2013 EDITOR — Claims by Chief Chinamhora as reported in your paper that Harare's Central Business District (CBD), including Africa Unity Square, belongs to his chiefdom are not only a lie but an attempt to re-engineer history so as to suit his ego and that of the erstwhile colonisers who crafted the c...
Govt puts off slum clearance 6 November 2013 HARARE - Government has stayed the demolition of illegal settlements in Harare settling for negotiations with the “pilgrims”. Joel Biggie Matiza, the Local Government deputy minister,  yesterday backtracked on earlier threats to clear slums. “You are not going to wake up tomorrow and find o...
Chief lays claim to Harare CBD 5 November 2013 HARARE - Chief Chinamora is laying claim to Harare's central business district (CBD). He wants the constitution amended to ensure that he imposes his leadership on Harare. Chief Chinamora claims that his territory includes the Africa Unity Square in Harare's CBD stretching to the botanical ...
Anti-sanctions demo at US Embassy 31 October 2013 HARARE - Dozens of demonstrators besieged the United States Embassy in Harare yesterday to protest against sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. Demonstrators from the Patriotic Forum for Children of Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans chanted songs denouncing the targeted measures and calling ...
Population growth worries Harare 29 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe's capital Harare is facing an unprecedented increase in urban population that will pose new challenges in terms of water, housing and infrastructure. In a stakeholders meeting held at Town House yesterday, councillor Christopher Mbanga said the only way to solve the problems ...
'Central govt must rescue struggling municipalities' 30 September 2013 HARARE - Central government must rescue local authorities failing to supply residents with water to avert another humanitarian catastrophe. Municipalities such as Chitungwiza, Epworth and Harare are  struggling to pay workers and deliver potable water to residents. Diana Kuvheya, a Chitungw...
Furore over $144m Harare water deal 24 September 2013 HARARE - Harare residents groups have described the $144 million water deal as a dodgy development meant to benefit Town House managers and the Chinese government. Precious Shumba, the Harare Residents Trust director, accused the town clerk Tendai Mahachi of keeping ratepayers in the dark abou...
Readers respond to health horror 23 September 2013 HARARE - In keeping with the organisation's motto of telling it like it is without fear or favour, Zimbabwe's favourite newspaper, the Daily News last week extensively reported on the state of public hospitals in the country. The three part series revealed the poor state of service delivery at...
New mayors elected amid high expectations 18 September 2013 HARARE - Residents associations have welcomed the election of new mayors, demanding that service delivery improves. New ceremonial mayors were elected in all local authorities throughout the country on Monday. Precious Shumba, director at Combined Harare Residents Trust, said the relations ...
Manyenyeni named new Harare mayor 17 September 2013 HARARE – Mount Pleasant MDC councillor, Bernard Manyenyeni, has been elected Harare mayor, beating Zanu PF's Musatye Gwasira by a margin of 31 votes. Manyenyeni took over Harare's top job yesterday from Muchadeyi Masunda after being voted for by 38 elected councillors against seven who voted f...
Have mercy 'Mr President' 2 September 2013 EDITOR — Recently, President Robert Mugabe made shocking utterances to the effect that residents from Harare and Bulawayo should go and demand better services from the ones they voted for (MDC). Now that residents, especially in Harare, are experiencing even worse service delivery as evidenced...
Harare grapples with air pollution 1 September 2013 HARARE - “It is an issue of survival not conservation sisi, tikarega kuita izvozvi toita sei? (If we do not do this what else can we do?”  Fungai Chikwara said removing wires from burnt tyres. Air pollution has become one of Harare's growing concerns. But unemployment is forcing some enterp...
Mugabe's words on urbanites unwarranted 1 September 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's recent comments that Harare and Bulawayo residents should go and get what they voted for from the MDC has been received by residents with anger. The Daily News on Sunday sought comments from social and political commentators who felt Mugabe's rants were unfor...
Byo outraged by Mugabe's threats 28 August 2013 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo residents have angrily reacted to President Robert Mugabe's speech where he disowned Bulawayo and Harare residents for not voting for him in the harmonised elections. In his speech during the burial ceremony of Mike Karakadzai at National Heroes Acre in Harare on Sunday, Mu...
Mugabe disowns Harare, Bulawayo 26 August 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe says his government will not assist Harare and Bulawayo residents after they voted against his Zanu PF party in the recent harmonised elections. Addressing thousands of mourners yesterday during the burial of Mike Karakadzai — a former liberation war fighter an...
FBCH acquires prime Harare land 26 August 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed financial services group FBC Holdings (FBCH) has acquired more than 2 000 hectares of prime land in Harare earmarked for the construction of residential properties. The group said it expects the move to ease housing shortages in the country, exacerbated ...
Councillors must elect competent mayors 20 August 2013 HARARE - As the dust settles after the hotly-contested elections, it is back to serious business as those who were elected into office decide on the future of Zimbabwe. There is one crucial decision which should be made with no emotion, that of electing the next mayors of our big cities. Ha...
Malawi eyes Harare, Lilongwe flights 20 August 2013 HARARE - Newly-formed Malawi Airline Limited (MAL) plans to resume direct flights between Harare and Lilongwe. With the flights having been suspended in 2004 by troubled national carrier Air Malawi due to operational problems, travellers were currently connecting between the southern African c...