Resignations Cripple Masvingo Health Sector

By Correspondent Masvingo City Council Health Department has been hit hard by a shortage of staff following resignations, retirement and deaths. It has since proposed re-engaging 4 retired nurses and advertising for the recruitment of 4 nurses, 2 Environmental Health Technicians and a waste management officer. Council received seven resignations, one retirement and suffered one […]

Councils Move To Block Credit Lines for Debtors

By Correspondent Ratepayers who owe money to city councils may soon fail to access credit lines from banks if a partnership between Councils and the Financial Clearing Bureau (FCB) passes. This follows decisions by Masvingo, Harare and Kwekwe councils to enter into partnership with the FCB, a company which offers credit clearing services and vetting. […]

Nyika Growth Point Running With No Toilets

By Correspondent Famous Bikita Growth Point, Nyika, is facing a potential health crisis following a month long blockage and non-functioning of its solitary public toilet. Bikita Residents and Ratepayers Association (BRRA) has since written to Bikita Rural District Council Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter Chibhi demanding immediate action. “We as Bikita residents trading in and […]

Zvishavane Top Brass Still Suspended After 2 Years

By Correspondent Zvishavane Town Council is still operating on autopilot two years after the suspension of the local authority’s top brass on corruption allegations. The council’s Town Clerk, Tinoda Mukutu, Engineer Enerst Mapwashike and the Housing Director Nhlanhla Ngwenya were suspended in 2021. The trio are accused of unprocedurally ordering the payment of US$2 million […]

Moyo Approves Masvingo Council’s 2023 Budget

By Correspondent Local Government Minister July Moyo has approved Masvingo City Council’s US$23.6 million budget for the 2023 financial year. The budget is pegged in foreign currency but residents will however settle their bills in local currency at the prevailing interbank rate of the day. “The total budget is US$ 23.6 million of which US$17 […]

Masvingo Council Closing Down Butcheries

By Correspondent Days are numbered for unscrupulous butcheries operating in Masvingo as the local authority moves in to close down outlets selling uninspected meat. Masvingo City council public relations officer Ashely Jinjika said the city has witnessed a surge in the selling of uninspected meat. Resultantly, council will be carrying out an operation to end […]

Council Refuses Use of Tractors for Refuse Collection

By Correspondent Masvingo City Council’s Health Department has turned down the use of tractors for refuse collection as it does not resonate with Council’s ambitions of being a world class city by 2030. The local authority is faced with refuse collection challenges with the refuse department operating with only two refuse trucks. However, one of […]

New By-Laws For Masvingo

By Correspondent Masvingo City Council intends to add 12 more by-laws to the recently crafted 18 to areas that were previously not covered as the local authority moves in to maintain law and order in the city. The local authority in October proposed 18 by-laws, which were crafted for the purposes of regulating various activities […]

Sugarcane Farmers Derail Chiredzi RDC With US$1M Debt

By Correspondent Chiredzi Rural District Council (RDC) is now owed over US$1 million by, mainly, the business community, a situation which is seriously undermining service provision. According to Chiredzi officials sugarcane farmers, Government departments and Safari operators are the major debtors. This is despite the fact these entities are the major beneficiaries of council services […]

List of Masvingo’s 2022 Council Projects

By Correspondent As the year 2022 comes to an end Open Council managed to track some of the capital projects Masvingo City council undertook during the year under review. Below we present the projects and their cost: Rujeko Secondary Rujeko Secondary School is the first Masvingo City Council high school which opened its doors this […]