Council Loses US$200K In Mbare Biogas Digester Boob

By Correspondent Harare City Council has lost over US$200 000 after the contracted company failed to fulfil its duty to build the Mbare biogas digester. Council has cancelled the contract after Synlak (Pvt) Ltd, paid US$465 290 for the project, failed to complete it within set timelines. Acting Town Clerk Phakamile Mabhena revealed the loss. Mabhena […]

Nyamuzihwa’s Task List As New Town Clerk

Staff Reporter The Marondera business community has implored recently appointed Town Clerk Rinashe Nyamuzihwa to look into a number of issues for the town. Nyamuzihwa was appointed to the position after the town had gone for three years without a town clerk. Below are the 10 things which the Marondera Urban Business Forum (MUBF) have […]

‘Black Sheep’ Mbare Councilor, Not Returning to Council

By staff reporter ZANU PF Mbare Ward 4 councillor Martin Matinyanya Sunungukai will not be returning to council after this year’s election. This comes after he traded his councillor post for a chance to win a parliamentary seat in Mbare in the ruling party’s primary elections. In the 2018 elections, Matinyanya made history by becoming […]

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 […]

July Moyo Blocks Council’s Drain Clearance Programs

By Correspondent Harare City Council is failing to employ new contract workers to carry out drain and garbage clearance as the Ministry of Local Government has refused to readily sanction the move. According to minutes of the Environmental Management Committee (EMC) the authorities have requested for approval from Minister July Moyo’s Ministry but none has […]

Marondera Residents Reject 2023 Budget

Staff Reporter Marondera residents and business people have rejected council’s 2023 budget accusing management of approving it without following the necessary procedures. In a letter dated November 24, signed by representatives of both bussiness and residents associations, council is being accused of unilaterally endorsing the budget. “The procedure was not properly addressed with the residents […]

New Penalties For Chitungwiza Vendors

By Own Correspondent Cash-strapped Chitungwiza Municipality has introduced a raft of measures to deal with illegal activities in the town including charging US$1 per day to all illegal vendors. In a statement, the local authority said it will also be charging a US$5 penalty fee for those selling sofas sprouting across the dormitory town. “Chitungwiza […]

Once Mafume Was A Sitting Duck, What Has Changed?

Pienet Zouar In May 2022, High Court judge, Justice Joseph Mafusire reinstated Jacob Mafume as the Mayor of Harare after setting aside a letter by the Local Government Minister, July Moyo, suspending him for the fourth time. This followed a successful appeal filed by Mafume through his lawyer, Tonderai Bhatasara. The judge issued an order […]

Salvation for Mbare’s Beerhall Residents

By Correspondent The case of Mbare residents who have been staying in a Council bar since 2017 has been received by Parliament and will be dealt with by the relevant Committee. Parliament of Zimbabwe said it will engage the Portfolio Committee on National Housing and Social Amenities to look into the matter after receiving a […]