Residents Threaten Demo Over Vehicle Clamping

Our Correspondent Residents and motorists in Marondera have threatened officials with a demonstration as they accuse council’s clamping officials of being extortionists. The Municipality of Marondera recently terminated the contract of the private clamping company but kept the same employees. Motorists have accused the parking officials of lacking communication skills as well as bad misconduct. […]

Marondera Council Battles Mushikashika

Our Correspondent Business and residents representatives in Marondera say they are in support of council’s move to decongest the Central Bussiness District (CBD) by unveiling a new bus terminus and vendors stalls. Council has unveiled the area along First Street with the local authority yet to start relocating the vendors. Marondera Urban Bussiness Association (MUBA) […]

Murewa Finance Chief Resigns Over Flawed Budget

Our Correspondent Murewa Rural District Council finance officer Noah Chimboza has resigned after succumbing to pressure from ratepayers and other stakeholders over a flawed 2023 budget. The local authority is one of the four in the whole country who had their 2023 budget disapproved by government due to a litany of irregularities. It is reported […]

Hwedza RDC Urged to Collect More Money

Our Correspondent The Local Government and Public Works Ministry has urged Hwedza Rural District Council (HRDC) to come up with strategies to collect more revenue. HRDC recently had its 2023 budget approved by Minister July Moyo. In a letter dated January 18, addressed to Hwedza District Development Coordinator (DDC) and signed by one A.S Magumise […]

Murewa RDC 2023 Budget Rejected

Our Correspondent Government has turned Murewa Rural District Council’s (MRDC) 2023 budget citing multiple irregularities among other reasons. The local authority is one of four councils in the country whose budgets were rejected during a week long workshop held in Gweru recently. Other local authorities who had their budgets rejected are Lupane, Karoi and Binga. […]

Marondera Sinks in Sewer As Upgrade Fails

Our Correspondent The Municipality of Marondera has resolved to shelve the sewer reticulation upgrading exercise saying the disbursed devolution funds are not enough. According to acting Town Clerk Rinashe Nyamuzihwa’s report, Marondera was allocated ZWL$30m devolution funds which council channeled towards addressing sewer problems. The upgrade exercise was supposed to result in 12km of sewer […]

Council Ordered To Repair Danger Zone Lights

Our Correspondent Marondera councillors have ordered council management to repair traffic control lights near Chicken Inn, along Harare-Mutare highway, in a bid to avert constant accidents and traffic jams. The robots stopped functioning after they were hit and destroyed by a truck which veered off the road and ploughed into the traffic lights. Since then, […]

Council Goes After 4th Street Vendors

By Correspondent Harare City Council has warned informal traders at the famous 4th Street bus rank to demolish their vending stalls before it carries out operations. In a public notice released this week Council said some space barons were now illegally renting out space at the site. “Council has noted with concern the invasion of […]

Marondera Business Rejects USD Licence Fees

By Correspondent The business community in Marondera has rejected the move by the Municipality of Marondera to charge 2023 licence fees in United States dollars only. Council had ordered business owners to renew their licence fees in USD only with some expected to fork out around US$1000 for licence renewal. A number of shop owners […]

Marondera Mayor’s Cheer Fund Money Disappears

By Staff Reporter The Municipality of Marondera has launched an investigation on one of its cashiers who allegedly stole some proceeds realised from the Mayor’s Cheer fundraising dinner held in December. The cashier reportedly told council that the money, about USD740 was burnt in a inferno at her house. The fundraising dinner was held at […]