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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘’…kuda kune vamwe vanogona kufunga handizvo kuti ndinopihwa US$25 pamwedzi kuti ndive Mayor, tarisai gwaro remuhoro wangu waNdira (payslip for January).
By Correspondent Bulawayo Mayor David Coltart has revealed that he isn’t resigning as he has pressing city issues to deal with. Coltart also revealed that Chamisa had not asked him to resign during a private phone call. In a statement the Mayor said he would have preferred that no one resigned. “As I indicated last […]
By Correspondent The David Coltart-led Bulawayo City Council has been urged to service Blair toilets mainly used by over 90% in Cowdray Park. The situation has been made dire by the recent outbreak of cholera across the country. Ward 6 Councillor Nkosilathi Hove told a recent Full Council meeting that the situation is bad. “In […]
“Sengezo Tshabangu tortoises (are seeking) the Electoral Court to nullify the 9 December 2023 election of popular City of Bulawayo Ward 9, 21 and 22 councillors. These are Councillors Donaldson Mabutho, Tinovimbo Maposa and Bruce Mmeli Moyo.
By Correspondent Bulawayo faces a critical water crisis with a 120-hour immediate water shutdown announced by Mayor Coltart this week. Coltart, speaking at a press conference on Thursday, cited plummeting water levels due to low rainfall and climate change. “Our residents have been experiencing serious water challenges over the past weeks, with some experiencing days […]
By Correspondent ZANU PF’s Bulawayo spokesperson, Archbold Chiponda, has slammed Mayor David Coltart for failing to deliver on campaign promises made to voters. Chiponda specifically criticized the council’s inaction on its pledge to investigate and potentially cancel questionable contracts signed by previous administrations. He pointed out that four months have passed since the new council […]
By Correspondent Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has ignored the urgent Bulawayo water crisis by allocating a paltry 17% towards dam construction. The presented budget states that government will allocate a total of Z$369 billion for the construction of all dams and pipelines in Zimbabwe next year. The figure translates to US$67 million. However, Bulawayo alone […]