Articles tagged 'michael chideme'

Fuel shortages hinder grass mowing 23 January 2019 HARARE - The prevailing fuel situation has resulted in more woes, with fears of an increase in rape and muggings due to uncut grass in all areas and mainly on sides of the roads. Harare City Council (HCC) said yesterday it had not been spared in the fuel crisis and was unable to render some of...
Local authorities reel from fuel shortages 19 January 2019 HARARE - Fuel shortages have hit most local authorities hard, with most of them now failing to discharge their service delivery mandates. Harare City Council (HCC) spokesperson Michael Chideme said Harare has received fuel stocks but does not know how they will restock once supplies are deplet...
Fuel shortages hinders service delivery 11 January 2019 HARARE - Fuel shortages have hit hard in local authorities as most are now failing to conduct their service delivery mandates. Yesterday, Harare City Council spokesperson Michael Chideme said Harare would not be collecting garbage as it did not have fuel stocks for the refuse trucks. The th...
Harare rations water 7 January 2019 HARARE - Residents of the Zimbabwean capital Harare have begun to experience water rationing as part of a local government preservation measure during a drought. The rolling cuts to water service will affect the capital of Harare and some nearby areas for periods of up to 48 hours, the Harare ...
Harare yet to compensate Mbare flood victims 5 January 2019 HARARE - Mbare residents affected by the 2016/2017 floods are yet to be compensated two years after winning the High Court lawsuit against Harare City Council. Residents who spoke to the Daily News said they have not received any of the $58 000 that they were awarded then by Justice David Mang...
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...
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...
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 ...
HCC's discount speeds up debt reduction 18 October 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) collected a record $17 million in September, a feat it has not achieved in the past four years. According to HCC spokesperson Michael Chideme, the city's revenue collection was now targeting to collect between $20 and $22 million in October. Harare has bee...
City continues to ration water 11 October 2018 HARARE - Harare's water rationing regime is affecting more and more people as the city tries to manage its water demand. Harare City Council (HCC) spokesperson Michael Chideme said while the city was trying to provide the precious liquid to its ratepayers, it had to ensure that everyone access...
Harare City Council impounds 240 pirate taxis 1 October 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has begun impounding pirate taxis and commuter omnibuses that are operating with fake rank discs and so far 240 vehicles have been taken in. HCC spokesperson Michael Chideme said this is also part of the city's clean-up against congestion in the Central Busin...
Tenants locked out at Matapi 28 September 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) is locking out defaulting tenants at Matapi flats in Mbare who owe significant amounts in rentals. The tenants have been at loggerheads with council over their failure to pay rent and electricity bills. It was revealed during a 100-day Rapid Results Re...
Harare to increase water supply 26 September 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) will increase its water supply by 75 megalitres (Ml) by this week as part of its drive to curb the spread of cholera. HCC spokesperson Michael Chideme told the Daily News that in the next fortnight Harare residents will see a marked improvement in their water...
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 ...
Illegal settlers get 48-hr notices 18 August 2018 HARARE - Occupants of structures in illegal settlements sprouting across the capital city have been given 48 hours to remove them or risk having them destroyed by the city fathers, the Daily News can report. Harare City Council (HCC) spokesperson Michael Chideme said the notices were issued to...
Harare water woes mount 24 July 2018 HARARE - Harare's perennial water shortages have seen certain parts of the city and the Avenues area going without water for two months. The city has been hard hit by a lack of water which prompted council and aid agencies to drill boreholes in strategic areas for use by the residents. Resi...
Harare to erect tower lights in 11 suburbs 21 July 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council has begun installing high mast lighting or tower lights in 11 high and medium density suburbs. Council spokesperson Michael Chideme said the idea is to have a safe and well-lit city for the residents to enjoy. The tower lights come as the city was blasted during...
Pensioners stage sit-in at Hre council 8 June 2018 HARARE - There was drama at Harare City Council (HCC)'s Town House after pensioners staged a sit-in on Monday, protesting the non-payment of their monthly pay-outs. According to the pensioners, some of whom are former liberation war fighters, they have not been receiving their monthly pay-outs...
HCC rolling out 80k prepaid meters 4 June 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) is geared to start rolling out 80 000 prepaid meters amid resistance from residents. Council spokesperson Michael Chideme said they will target areas that have been traditionally receiving water 24/7 for the exercise. “Two companies have been awarded t...
Harare should fix its billing system 3 June 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council has been urged to urgently attend to its chaotic billing system, which currently acts as a huge disincentive to residents who want to be in good payment terms with the municipality. In a statement, the Harare Residents Trust (HRT), said council's failure to pro...
Council's emergency services in bad shape 22 May 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council's (HCC) emergency services have been hit hard by shortages of manpower and broken down fire engines among myriad problems, the city has revealed in its latest report. HCC has six operating ambulances from fleet of 14 whilst the fire department  had only 12 fire eng...
Council to install CCTVs at intersections 11 May 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) is mulling introducing closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) at all traffic light-controlled road intersections to curb vandalism. Council spokesperson Michael Chideme said the installation of the CCTVs would be in response to the destruction of most traffic...
Harare City Council sacrifices $220m 16 April 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) is offering residents a discretional offer of discounts of 30 percent on outstanding bills and rates, a move which effectively means the local authority is forfeiting up to $220 million of the money it is owed by felonious residents. HCC is currently owed a t...
Council seeks recruitment freeze suspension 27 March 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) has resolved to engage Local Government minister July Moyo over the recruitment freeze, which it wants suspended. The engagement comes as the local authority has been filling various posts on a temporary basis as it cannot permanently employ, which is aff...