Articles tagged 'residents'

HCC, residents clash over wetlands 20 November 2017 HARARE - Harare residents are up in arms with the city fathers over the construction of fuel service stations and bus terminuses on wetlands. Council is currently clearing wetlands in Hillside, Kambuzuma and Eastlea for the construction of bus ranks and fuel forecourts, thus courting the wrath...
Harare residents push for devolution of power 27 August 2017 HARARE – Harare residents have expressed concern that the promised devolution of power which partially found expression in the new Constitution is yet to be seen. Combined Harare Residents Association (Chra) chairperson Simbarashe Moyo said devolution, as enshrined in the Constitution, was cri...
'Another debt write-off may hurt city' 24 June 2017 BULAWAYO - Government has strained Bulawayo City Council (BCC)’s public finances and undermined an already ailing municipality after a $46 million debt write-off for ratepayers and moves to do something similar ahead of next year’s general elections. Ahead of the 2013 election that gave Presid...
Residents exploited as water woes mount 6 June 2017 HARARE - Water woes around most of Harare’s suburbs have resulted in the exploitation of residents who now have to pay to fetch water from government-drilled boreholes. Most suburbs around Harare have been dry for a considerable time owing to the council’s failure to provide enough water purif...
Residents demand commission paid to Wellcash 25 May 2017 HARARE - Harare residents are demanding back the 10 percent commission they paid to Wellcash Debt Collectors (Wellcash) for services it rendered to Harare City Council(HCC) in recovering its debts. At a meeting in Mabvuku this week, residents claimed Wellcash was only receiving money and not r...
City fathers must respect town plans 14 May 2017 HARARE - The lawsuit slapped on the Harare City Council by residents, if anything, calls for self-introspection on the part of the country’s biggest urban local authority. Our sister paper, the Daily News, yesterday carried a report on the residents of Mbare who have filed a $100 000 suit as c...
'Sedated' lion terrorises Kariba 15 February 2017 HARARE - A lion that was supposed to have been sedated caused chaos in the resort town of Kariba last week, after it unexpectedly woke up and charged at curious onlookers who had gathered to watch wildlife experts treating its wounds. More than 500 residents of Nyamhunga Township, who had gath...
Zanu PF MP blasted for failing to fix bridge 4 February 2017 GWANDA - Gwanda residents have roundly slammed Zanu PF legislator Edison Gumbo accusing him of “sleeping on duty” and failing to fix a flooded local bridge. They accused him of failing  to ensure a new Mtshabezi River bridge is repaired and this comes as water has been overflowing from one sid...
Redcliff residents sue council 13 January 2017 BULAWAYO - Redcliff residents have dragged their council to court for failing to provide water and a proper sewer reticulation system. The 482 residents under the Torwood Redcliff Rutendo Ratepayers Association (Torra) cited the Redcliff Municipality as the only defendant in the case. The s...
'Residents drinking polluted water' 17 November 2016 HARARE - Harare residents are drinking polluted water as most of the city's supply is recycled from the sewer treatment works, an environmentalist and professor with the University of Zimbabwe, Christopher Magadza, claimed. He said the problem was mainly due to the prevailing drought, which ha...
Audit councillors' lifestyles: Residents 11 April 2016 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo residents have called for lifestyle audits of councillors in the city amid concerns that the officials are abusing their positions to accumulate wealth and properties. The residents through their representative organisation, Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA)...
Residents go for 5 years without water 18 November 2015 BULAWAYO - Residents in Bulawayo's Dlamini township, who have gone for almost five years without potable water have given the town's mayor Martin Moyo a 21-day ultimatum to restore supplies failure of which they will approach the relevant ministry for relief. The committee representing the res...
Zinwa wants to bill underground water users 27 September 2014 HARARE - Cash strapped Zimbabweans will have to folk out more after government announced plans to bill boreholes, a move that has rattled citizens. Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) which governs the country's water bodies has embarked on a drive to install meters on boreholes country ...