But US$90 Bho Here For Councilors?

By Correspondent Government’s recent review of allowances for Councillors with the highest paid, Mayors, getting roughly US$90 has raised more questions. According to a Gvt circular the allowances which are with effect from 1 January 2024, are as follows: Mayors/Chairpersons – ZWL$1,629,906Deputy Mayors/Chairpersons – ZWL$1,494,081 Committee Chairpersons – ZWL$1,412,585 Councillor – ZWL$1,358,255. Breeding Corruption Harare […]

ZINARA Admits Underfunding Councils

By Correspondent Zinara Board Chairman Dr George Manyaya has admitted to his organisation underfunding various road projects in the cities. Manyaya revealed this on Wednesday while giving an update on their operations. “As we continue to fund these key road projects, I urge our esteemed councils or rather road authorities to uphold the highest standards […]

Masvingo Left With 2 Months Water Chemical Supplies

By Correspondent Masvingo City is left with only two months supply of critical water treatment chemicals. This was revealed by the Public Works Committee during  a recent full council meeting. “On water treatment chemical stock levels,  Aluminium Sulphate would last for about 65 days. “Hydrated lime was stocked to meet requirements for the next 34 […]

Council Chairperson Arrested Over 50 Illegal Stands

By Correspondent Former Chiredzi Town chairman, Francis Moyo has been arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission over charges from a 2013 case. He appeared at the Chiredzi Regional Court on Friday. Moyo is accused of criminal abuse of duty as a public officer. According to the State in 2013, a developer, Inotrade Investments applied for […]

Sixty-Six Illegal Masvingo Settlers Acquited

By Correspondent Sixty-six (66) Masvingo villagers accused of illegally occupying state land have been acquited at Masvingo Magistrate’s Court. The villagers were found not guilty by Magistrate Farai Gwitima at the close of the State’s case. The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights represented them. “We have ended the persecution of 66 villagers in Masvingo province, […]

Two Dubious Moves Later, Gweru Blocks Town Clerk Appointment

By Correspondent (Above)-Former Gweru Town Clerk Elizabeth Gwatipedza Gweru City Council appears to have settled for a “permanent” acting Town Clerk after recent announcements by the Mayor. The decision follows the removal of two previous Town Clerks over issues of abuse of office and corruption. Mayor Martin Chivhoko last week said they have indefinitely postponed […]

Zimdancehall Holds Some Lessons For Council

By Wisdom Mumera Zimdancehall has been a self-made guy with equal measures of talent and stupidity conveyed creatively as conscious artistic creations. The organic yin yang nature of nonsense and acute wisdom encapsulated within its street lingo lyrics means many enjoy it with both revulsion and pornographic contentment. In public you revile it but in […]

Kadoma’s Dire Water Plan May Backfire

By Lovemore Chazingwa Kadoma’s decision to allocate more than a quarter of its budget towards water may backfire according to an expert. The authority allocated around US$8 million from its US$28 million budget towards water. Mayor Nigel Ruzario has since defended the move. “Council will pursue its quest for continuous improvement on service delivery, making […]

Pit Latrine Remains King For Garikai, 20 Years On

By Correspondent    Over 600 Garikai Housing Scheme families in Masvingo are still living without any ablution facilities over 20 years after the project was launched. Recently Masvingo City Council revealed that the building of a sewage system isn’t yet in the pipeline. Masvingo Mayor Alec Tabe told Open Council they don’t have money for such […]