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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I’m Not Going To Resign-Coltart

I’m Not Going To Resign-Coltart

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 […]

‘90% of Cowdray Park Using Blair Toilets’

‘90% of Cowdray Park Using Blair Toilets'

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 […]

Bulawayo Introduces 120-Hour Water Shutdown

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 […]

ZANU-PF Targets Coltart Over Campaign Promises

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 […]

Mthuli Ignores Bulawayo Water Crisis, Allocates Peanuts for Dams

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 […]