Tick Tock! Bulawayo’s Smart City Dream Fading

By Correspondent Bulawayo City Council (BCC) is left with only a year before 2024 by which time it should have completed its Smart City concept projects. The strategy, developed in 2019, entails the implementation of various development projects across various economic sectors such as smart energy and special economic zones. The initiative was being run […]

US$158M Budget for Bulawayo As Council Maintains Old Rates

By Correspondent Bulawayo’s US$158 million budget for 2023 announced, on Monday, will maintain the present US$ tariffs according to officials. BCC chairperson of the Finance and Development Committee Tawanda Ruzive unveiled the US$157,99 million budget and proposed to set aside US$106 million to fund key infrastructural development projects in the city. These will include the construction […]

ZUPCO Monopoly Cancelled, Kombis Win

By Correspondent The High Court has ruled against a law which gave the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) monopoly paving the way for the return of private players such as commuter omnibuses. Justice Evangelista Kabasa, sitting in Bulawayo, ruled that Section 4(2)(a) of the Public Health (Covic-19) Prevention, Containment and Treatment (National Lockdown) Order 2020 […]

July Moyo Organises Fake ZANU PF Demonstration

By Correspondent Local Government Minister July Moyo has been accused of engineering a fake demonstration by some members of ZANU PF in a bid to remove Victoria Falls Town Clerk Ronnie Dube. A party insider, who refused to be named, said the demonstration by alleged War Veterans wing of ZANU PF was organised by Moyo […]

Deputy Minister Provides Water As Council Struggles

By Correspondent Industry and Commerce Deputy Minister Raj Modi has been providing water for some Bulawayo residents as Council continues struggling to fulfil its mandate. The ZANU PF politician has been going around different locations providing water from tanks and bowsers. This past week he was in Sizinda and Magwegwe. “We have taken the water […]



Introduction According to Section 149 of the Constitution, read together with Standing Order No. 191 and Appendix E, every citizen and permanent resident of Zimbabwe has a right to petition Parliament to consider any matter within its authority, including the enactment, amendment or repeal of legislation.  Parliament received five petitions from the Masvingo United Residents […]