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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crisis: Bulawayo Left With Three Months Water Supply

By Correspondent Bulawayo faces a potential disaster as it is only left with water supply for three months. This was revealed by Councilor Mpumelelo Moyo during a recent Full Council meetings. “According to the presented figures, the amount of water left from the sources can only sustain the city for six months. “But if we […]

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 […]

COMMITTEE REPORT ON SERVICE DELIVERY AND DEVOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION PETITIONS

COMMITTEE REPORT ON SERVICE DELIVERY AND DEVOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION PETITIONS

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 […]