Bulawayo Blames ED’s Vending Outfit for Chaos

By Correspondent Bulawayo councilors have blamed ZANU PF activists operating under the Vendors for ED banner for the recent chaos in the city. Speaking recently at a full council, Bulawayo Deputy Mayor Mlandu Ncube said the activists fuelled skirmishes and illegal drugs. “I don’t think you can fight back for selling tomatoes. “Thus where there […]

Kadoma Workers Clock 3 Months Without Salary

By Correspondent The City of Kadoma is failing to clear its wage bill with employees currently into their third month with no salary. Sources within Kadoma council said the problem is being worsened by a poor rates collection efficiency. In January Kadoma reportedly collected RTGs400 million of which RTGs50 million was deducted as a reserve […]

Gvt Accused of Dictating Usage of Devolution Funds

By Correspondent Bulawayo city fathers have accused central government of abusing its power to dictate how devolution funds should be used. This is against the ideals of devolution which empowers Councils to choose projects.   The revelations were made during a stakeholder meeting dubbed ‘Devolution Funds usage on service delivery hosted by Bulawayo Vendors and Traders […]

Kwekwe Mayor Suspended

Correspondent Local Government and Public Works Minister Hon. July Moyo has suspended Kwekwe mayor  Angeline Kasipo and two other councillors Melody Chingarande and Makomborero Mlambo, for incompetence, gross misconduct and violation of the Urban Councils Act.  The date exhibited on the letter of suspension, February 28, 2023, indicates that it was authored just a day […]

Kadoma Mayor, 3 Clrs, Booted Out By MDC-T

By Correspondent Fresh from recalling three Norton Councilors MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora has recalled the Kadoma Mayor and three other councilors. A letter circulated by the Minister of Local Government and Public Works showed that Mwonzora has recalled Mayor Action Nyamukondiwa. The other three recalled Councilors are Cllrs Edson Muzira, Nigel Ruzario and Michael Mvura. […]

Three Protesters Shot, Injured… As BCC Clashes With Vendors

By Correspondent Three people were injured after Bulawayo City Council (BCC) municipal police fired rubber bullets when the local authority clashed with vendors on Thursday. Vendors were challenging the local authority’s decision to remove them from operating in the city centre. Council police and the Zimbabwe Republic Police descended on the illegal vendors operating along […]

Elections Are Here; The Role Of Your Brain Is To Think

By Wisdom Mumera According to Buenoda Mesquitaetal (2003) a major dilemma in democratic policy-making is that bad policies can be good politics and good policies can be bad politics. In Zimbabwe, politicians have eternally been caught in the throes of juggling two different balls. The ball of selfish agrandisement through bad policies that are actually […]

Ministry Approves 88 Out of 92 Council Budgets

By Correspondent The Ministry of Local Government last week approved 88 out of the 92 Local Authority budgets for 2023 after a week long process in Gweru. In a statement, Minister July Moyo said four Councils needed to relook at their proposals. “The Minister and his staff have been undertaking a rigorous process of budget […]

Gvt Removes Kombi Ban

By Correspondent The government has removed the restriction which was placed banning private transporters from operating as the cloud of COVID-19 has dissipated. This was revealed through Statutory Instrument 213A of 2022 released this week. “This order may be cited as the Public Health (COVID-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment ) (National Lockdown)(No 2)(Amendment) Order 2022. […]

ZIDA Laws Stifle Bulawayo’s Progress

By Gracious Nyathi Bulawayo City Council has cited the laws which require the engagement and approval of potential partners by the Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency (ZIDA) as a hinderance to its progress in making business partnerships. Bulawayo Town Clerk, Christopher Dube, revealed this during a recent discussion. “Partnerships are governed by the ZIDA Act, […]