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. […]

Karoi’s Single Town Clinic Using Dam Water

By Correspondent Chikangwe, Karoi’s solitary town clinic has been operating since 2018 mainly depending on dam water risking diseases for patients. The Auditor General Rhea Kujinga has raised this concern in the latest report. “The Council had only one clinic, Chikangwe Clinic, to serve the whole town. “In addition, there was no running tap water […]

Councilors Grant Each Other 40% Discount for New Stands

By Correspondent Bindura Municipality councilors granted each other 40% discounts for new stands resulting in a loss of over US$20 000 for the town. Acting Auditor General Rhea Kujinga has since advised that corrections be made on the 2021 transactions. “The Municipality granted discounts to Councillors contrary to Ministry of Local Government and Public Works […]

Mutoko Acquires First Refuse Compactor

By Correspondent Mutoko District Council (RDC) has bought its first refuse compactor, a development which will result in a cleaner environment in the rapidly expanding town. Mutoko council has been using a tractor to collect refuse in the whole town. The purchase is expected to help improve service delivery in the area of refuse collection […]

Why Has NRZ Been Failing For Years, Without Competition?

By Correspondent In 2018 state media reported that National Railways of Zimbabwe has received 7 locomotives, 108 wagons and 8 passenger coaches. “The revival of NRZ has begun in earnest,” it enthused. Another 92 wagons and six more locomotives would be delivered at the end of that month. To complete that, the parastatal was reported […]

High Costs Derail Upgrading of Sakubva Stadium

By Own Correspondent The high cost of submitted tenders has stalled the completion of the Sakubva Stadium upgrade exercise, a senior official has said. City of Mutare (COM) acting Town Clerk Blessing Chafesuka said the tender process has hit a brickwall. This is after bidders charged nearly US$1 million to upgrade the turf and drainage […]

Mutare Partners Holiday Inn To Restore Christmas Pass

By Correspondent City of Mutare (COM) and Holiday Inn have partnered to upgrade the city’s welcome site situated at Christmas Pass. “The City of Mutare welcome site located at Christmas Pass is undergoing a refurbishment exercise to restore and upgrade the aesthetic of the site,” eads a council statement. The Welcome Site is situated along […]

Redtape Frustrates Potential Mutare Partners

By Staff Reporter Potential partners for Mutare Council have beamoned that redtape has become a stumbling block to efforts to assist council. The residents said there is excessive use of bureaucracy which means the city is losing opportunities to save money. Ignored Gifts Lynne James, who represents Mutare Rivers Rehabilitation Initiative (MRRI) and is wife […]

Mutare Warns Advertisers Over Noise Pollution

BY STAFF REPORTER The City of Mutare has issued a stern warning against merchandisers causing noise pollution by competing to advertise their wares through electronic gadgets and public address systems in the city center. The local authority said they have received numerous complaints regarding the increase of noise pollution in the city from concerned stakeholders. […]