Articles tagged 'councils'

'MDC-run councils disappoint' 18 February 2019 DESPITE dominating some of the country's biggest municipalities, analysts say the MDC has little to show in terms of achievements since its formation in 1999.They argue that the MDC leadership from the late Morgan Tsvangirai to Nelson Chamisa have failed to give councils direction.
Court halts Chi-Town house demolitions 18 April 2018 HARARE - Chitungwiza municipality has been ordered to stop demolishing any structures in the dormitory town. According to the order issued by Magistrate Mutetwa, the mooted demolitions were unlawful. The interdict comes after Chitungwiza and Manyame Rural Residents Association (Camera) appr...
Mapfumo hits out at corruption 2 January 2018 HARARE - Exiled Chimurenga music star Thomas Mapfumo has once again hit out at corruption which he believes is undermining development in Zimbabwe. In 1989, Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited released the album Corruption in which he attacked then President Robert Mugabe and his government for r...
Demand right to water: Lawyers 14 August 2017 HARARE - Residents must push for the realisation of their right to water, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has said. This comes as residents frequently go for days without the precious commodity in most cities and towns countrywide. Speaking at a water summit organised by Act Al...
Concerted efforts key in managing garbage 15 June 2017 HARARE – While the issue of refuse collection has become so central in discussions on local authorities' provision of service, it is important for residents to play their part to ensure they live in garbage-free environments. This may only be achieved if councils educate residents on how they ...
Councils must improve refuse management 13 June 2017 HARARE - Waste management, especially the collection of garbage in Harare and other towns and cities such as Chitungwiza — as reported in our sister publication, the Daily News on Sunday — has become an issue of major concern. While residents are doing all they can to pay for water and rates, ...
Councils must emulate Bulawayo 9 April 2017 HARARE - Reports that the City of Bulawayo had lifted restrictions on water supplies must have come as a relief for residents of Zimbabwe's second largest city. The Friday edition of our sister paper, the Daily News, carried this story, indicating that water levels in dams which supply Bulaway...
'Land barons hide behind politicians' 23 January 2017 HARARE - Local Government authorities are scared of reining-in land barons as they are spooked by the politicians' names given to the rogue developers' cooperatives, National Housing ministry permanent secretary George Mlilo said. This comes as land barons continue to dupe unsuspecting despera...
Time to act on damaged roads 27 December 2016 HARARE - It is a travesty of justice that motorists pay road fees and other forms of tax yearly yet they drive on badly damaged roads which government and relevant departments don't bother to fix. For years, motorists and indeed members of the public who use commuter transport have watched hel...
Firms rescue troubled municipalities 5 September 2016 HARARE - Clad in white caps, face masks, matching T-shirts and armed with brooms and black plastic bags, business executives are increasingly making their presence felt on the streets through clean-up campaigns. This comes at a time when Zimbabwe is facing a challenge in waste management, part...
Zanu PF targets MDC councils 10 July 2016 HARARE - Fast-tracking of the Local Government Amendment Bill is a ploy by the Zanu PF government to take over MDC-run local authorities before the 2018 elections, pressure groups have said. Centre for Community Development Zimbabwe director Phillip Pasirayi said minister of Local Government S...
'Dismissal of mayors unconstitutional' 26 June 2016 HARARE - The dismissal of Harare and Gweru mayors by the minister of Local Government is unconstitutional as he is citing old laws which are under dispute, a civic leader has said. Centre for Community Development in Zimbabwe (CCDZ) executive director Phillip Pasirayi said the minister, Saviou...
Kasukuwere warns Zanu PF-run councils 10 May 2016 HARARE - Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has warned Zanu PF-administered councils that he will be more ruthless with them if they are found to be corrupt to send a message that his anti-graft crusade is not partisan. Addressing Zanu PF supporters in Karoi last week, Kasukuwere sai...
Debt cancellation: Chombo torches storm 24 July 2013 HARARE - In one of the biggest campaign compromise, Ignatius Chombo, the Zimbabwean Local Government minister, has written off all outstanding water bills nationwide in a move widely viewed as a vote-buying gimmick by Zanu PF. The Daily News sought comments from social and political commentato...