Articles tagged 'council'

Vendors want by-laws reviewed 27 November 2018 HARARE - The Survial Vendors Union Zimbabwe (SVUZ) has called on government to review by-laws which forbid vendors from operating in the streets saying they are out-dated in a country characterised by high unemployment. SVUZ vice chairperson Obey Mwariwangu said: “The by-laws in the Urban Coun...
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...
Manyenyeni only being realistic 20 August 2017 HARARE - The solo war Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has started at the City of Harare is one he may not win easily. The Harare mayor is reportedly planning to slash wages for council employees, ostensibly because they are too exorbitant and gobble a significant chunk of revenue meant for ser...
Council salaries cap vigorously opposed 18 August 2017 HARARE – Harare City Council employees are up in arms against a plan by mayor Bernard Manyenyeni to slash their salaries. Chairperson of the Harare Municipal Workers Union Cosmas Bungu told the Daily News the cut was unacceptable given that their members had already forgone a much-needed salar...
Gweru grapples with revenue shortfall 17 July 2017 HARARE - Our reporter Jeffrey Muvundusi chats with new Gweru mayor Charles Chikozho. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q:  It’s about four months now since you took over the mayoral post, how has it been so far? A: It is not business as usual since I took over because of various challeng...
'Council needs to review master plan' 19 June 2017 HARARE – As Harare continues growing in all directions, its Master Plan (MP) has not been reviewed in the last 23 years after it was adopted in 1994. The finance director Tendai Kwenda has sought approval of a supplementary budget of $3 million to fund the review of the document. According ...
Manyenyeni calls for Harare City budget cut, again 9 June 2017 HARARE - Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni (pictured) has called the Harare City Football Club’s $2 million yearly budget a luxury which council can no longer afford. In an interview with the Daily News, Manyenyeni said the budget should be revised down pending an improvement in service delivery...
Town clerk rapped for poor record keeping 11 March 2017 MUTARE - A top Mutare City Council official has come under fire after admitting the local authority was losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue due to poor record keeping. Presenting oral evidence before a Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (Pac) here, acting town clerk Donald N...
4 family members' deaths 'needless' 15 February 2017 HARARE - Four family members who died in a well on a mission to drain water using a submersible pump, needlessly lost their lives, a residents group has said. Cleopas Jokomera and his three sons, Cleopas Jr, Macliff and Tom died in Budiriro 4 from inhaling carbon monoxide as they were using a ...
Broke Harare council splurges on 25 vehicles 4 February 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has purchased 25 vehicles meant for debt collection, the Daily News has learnt. The fleet of Hyundai i110's — which costs approximately $24 000 apiece — arrived on Monday amid worsening service delivery in the city. HCC spokesperson Michael Chideme confirm...
Protest under way against street vending ban 13 January 2017 HARARE - Vendors have vowed to stage street protests against the vending ban imposed by government. A taskforce of government ministries, Harare City Council and the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) last week banned the sale of uncooked and cooked food on the streets ostensibly to curb th...
Tuck shop owners to pay council fees 23 December 2016 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) plans to enact a new by-law targeted at regulating tuck-shops in residential suburbs, a move that will see the once illegal structures being levied as legitimate businesses. According to HCC's environmental committee minutes, the desire to craft the by-la...
City council salaries to be made public 7 December 2016 HARARE - Harare City councillors want salaries of their management team made public to ascertain reports that top executives are milking the city dry. This follows reports that management has been concealing its huge salary bill. [Adz] A Local Government audit report presented to council...
Bak Storage demolitions: Nowhere to call home 20 November 2016 HARARE - The image of a wailing mother flinging her arms in grief while her child tries in vain to console her has not been easily forgotten by onlookers who stood motionless as bulldozers razed down structures along Harare-Masvingo road. It's been close to a month since that episode left more...
Harare keeps execs payroll secret 8 November 2016 HARARE - An audit of Harare City Council (HCC)'s activities has revealed that the authority's executive payroll is kept a secret to the Local Government ministry and city fathers. According to findings of the audit by the Saviour Kasukuwere-headed ministry, only the human capital director (HCD...
Guta Ra Mwari cleric drags council to court 2 June 2016 BULAWAYO - Guta Ra Mwari Church leader Joseph Bakuru Tayali has dragged Umguza Rural District Council to the High Court seeking the urgent release of his personal truck which was impounded while allegedly poaching river sand. In his founding affidavit, Tayali argued he was forced to file an ur...
Harare council to wean off City 18 May 2016 HARARE - Castle Lager Premiership side Harare City will have to find external sponsorship for the 2017 season after the capital’s councillors decided to pull the plug on bankrolling the club. Harare City Council finance committee chairperson Trynos Moyo revealed the development during a full c...
Sulu speaks on city council charges 16 March 2016 BULAWAYO - Dendera exponent Suluman Chimbetu has expressed concern over the exorbitant venue charges by the Bulawayo City Council, a development he said had a negative impact on the showbiz industry. Speaking on the side-lines of a Gloria Tour at the Large City Hall Car Park last weekend where...
5 000 face eviction 12 December 2015 HARARE - Government's planned move to evict Zanu PF supporters from Dunstan Farm along Airport Road is likely to leave over 5 000 people homeless.   One of the residents, unemployed Ben Kambanje told the Daily News he has been staying at the farm over the past eight years. [GoogleAd]...
Outrage as Ximex is converted to car park 14 January 2015 HARARE - Ximex Mall has been demolished to make way for a car park, causing outrage among hustlers and real estate agents. Once a paradise for Harare’s hustlers, the mall was knocked down last year amid reports the owners wanted to construct an 11-storey building. The double-storey Ximex wa...
Respect people's right to shelter 28 September 2014 HARARE - The action by Chitungwiza municipality and the Epworth Local Board to wantonly demolish people’s properties is a direct affront to the country’s Constitution and Zimbabweans must begin to worry about whether ours can ever be a society that believes in constitutionalism. During the cra...
New cars for top council officials 14 November 2012 HARARE - Harare City Council s town clerk and chamber secretary are set for an early Christmas treat after the local authority resolved to splash $350 000 on new cars for the top officials. Tendai Mahachi, the town clerk and chamber secretary Josephine Ncube will be raving in spanking new top-of-...