Fireworks Expected At Elmswood Stands Meeting

By Correspondent Beneficiaries of the Elmswood housing scheme will this week meet with Marondera council in a bid to end the 8 year saga. In a statement, the council has invited all beneficiaries to Rudhaka Stadium. “The Municipality of Marondera is inviting all beneficiaries of the Elmswood Housing Project to a meeting at Rudaka Stadium […]

CCC’s Murowa Elected Mayor For The Second Time

By Correspondent Ward 1 Councillor Chengetai Murowa (CCC) was unanimously elected Marondera Mayor this week after all contestants withdrew. This is the second time after he was also previously the town Mayor after the 2018 elections. Murowa’s latest election follows the recalling of incumbent Mayor Abel Nyakarombo and four other councilors. They were recalled by […]

Chikomba RDC Commits US$4m Towards Road Rehabilitation

Staff Reporter Chikomba Rural District Council has committed nearly half of its US$9m budget for 2024 to road rehabilitation. The district has some of the worst roads in Mashonaland East Province. The RDC CEO Bullen Chiwara outlined these plans during a recent stakeholders’ meeting in Chivhu. He said their major targets are roads and upgrading […]

Tshabangu’s Wild Axe Hits Marondera

Staff Reporter Self imposed Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) interim Secretary General Sengezo Tshabangu has recalled Marondera mayor Abel Nyakarombo and his deputy Bornface Tagwireyi. Nyakarombo was the Ward 8 councillor while Tagwireyi won the August 23 election as Ward 3 councillor. Also recalled were Ward 10 councillor Thompson Magaluwa, Dephne Nyatondo (PR) and Nancy […]

Residents Endorse 10 Percent Budget Hike

Staff Reporter Marondera residents and stakeholders have unanimously agreed to a 10 percent hike in the 2024 council budget. The local authority held its budget consultations two weeks ago where stakeholders gave council the nod on hiking the budget. In a statement Marondera mayor Abel Nyakarombo confirmed the move. Nyakarombo said the budget contributions will […]

Council Gets Fire Truck From Controversial Land Deal

By Correspondent Marondera Municipality has finally received a fire tender from Mega Market as part of a deal in which it surrendered 150 hectares of land. Ward 5 Councilor Hilton Chipashu confirmed the development. Chipashu said the 5000-litre fire tender is part of outstanding service delivery machinery which was exchanged for 150h of land. “The […]

Devolution Funds Scandal Rocks Murewa RDC

Staff Reporter Murewa Rural District Council lost more than 50 bags of cement after failing to utilise them on time. The cement, acquired through devolution, was meant for the construction of schools. A 2022 audit report released by Acting Auditor General Rheah Kujinga revealed that building materials for some schools went obsolete. “The Council received […]

Council Official Arrested For Storing Vegetables in Public Toilet

By Correspondent Marondera residents were left in shock after a council employee turned functional public toilets into a storage room for vendors. The council official, only named as Mr Luis, would charge US$0.50 to store various vegetable perishables for the vendors. The council-owned toilet is functional and is used by people during the day. However, […]

Billboard Scandal Hits Goromonzi RDC

Staff Reporter Goromonzi Rural District Council (GRDC) has been embroiled in scandal after it failed to collect meaningful revenue from the over 120 billboards across the district. This was revealed by Acting Auditor General (AG) Rheah Kujinga in the December 2022 audit report. Kujinga said the local authority lost revenue due to mismanagement of billboards. […]

Ex-Councilor Refuses To Vacate Council House For 20 Years

Staff Reporter Murewa Rural District Council (MRDC) has failed to evict a former council chairperson from a council house in Macheke which he has been occupying for more than 20 years without paying rent. The information has been released in the latest audit report on local authorities for the 2022 financial year. Acting Auditor General […]