Council Workers Go On Strike

By Lovemore Chazingwa Kadoma Council workers have resolved to go on strike until their working conditions are improved. The workers this week resolved to work for only 15 hours per week. They shall commence work at 11am and stop at 3pm daily. “This letter serves to notify that City of Kadoma employees have decided to […]

Harare Regularises 44K Illegal Stands

By Correspondent Harare City Council has already regularised over 40 000 stands in its ongoing exercise. This was revealed by the council Chairperson of the Environmental Management Committee Clr Blessing Duma. “So far we are 60% done in terms of investigations to see if the areas are suitable for human settlement. “We have regularised 44 […]

Chiwenga Returns to Mbare With 2018 Promises

By Correspondent Vice President Chiwenga has accused the opposition of blocking plans to rehabilitate Mbare flats 5 years after the initial pledge. Chiwenga said opposition councillors had blocked the program “I came here in 2018 and talked about Matapi and Shawasha flats. “(I said that) places like these, together with Sakubva (Mutare), Mkoba (Gweru) and […]

Council Regularizes 5000 Illegal Stands

By Correspondent Over 5000 illegal stands are set to be regularised by Council in a move that will cover 24 illegal settlements. This was revealed by council Committee Chairperson on Housing Blessing Duma. “Council is set to regularize 5066 stands in 24 illegal settlements with beneficiaries now required to undertake necessary servicing process after surveying […]

Chitown Acting Mayor Dumps Council for Parliament

By Staff Reporter Chitungwiza’s Acting Mayor, Kiven Mutimbanyoka will not return to council after the elections as he successfully contested to represent ZANU PF as the Parliamentary candidate for Zengeza East. Mutimbanyoka became acting mayor after former Chitungwiza Mayor Lovemore Maiko was recalled by MDC leader Douglas Mwonzora in March 2022. Maiko was accused of […]

Council Workers Vow to Vote for ZANU PF

By Correspondent Some Harare City Council workers have vowed to vote for ZANU PF in the 2023 elections as they accuse the opposition of being responsible for their salary problems. The majority of councillors at Harare City Council are opposition councilors. Workers who spoke to Open Council, accused politicians of being insensitive to their plight […]

Mthuli Threatens Harare’s Devolution Funds Over Absent Billing System

By Correspondent Harare faces a dire situation as Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has threatened to withhold devolution funds from the capital until it has a functional billing system. The news was delivered by Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume to fellow Councilors during a recent meeting. According to Council minutes, the Mayor reported that the “Minister of […]

We Are Corrupt, Tribalistic And Cannibalistic-Harare Mayor

By Correspondent Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume has castigated the current system at Harare Council which he says lacks basic fundamentals which would enable it to deliver results. Addressing the Human Resources and General Purpose Committee, Mafume said Council is currently plagued by many vices such as corruption and inefficiency which leaves a lot to desire. […]

July Moyo Organises Fake ZANU PF Demonstration

By Correspondent Local Government Minister July Moyo has been accused of engineering a fake demonstration by some members of ZANU PF in a bid to remove Victoria Falls Town Clerk Ronnie Dube. A party insider, who refused to be named, said the demonstration by alleged War Veterans wing of ZANU PF was organised by Moyo […]

Mbare Violence Was A Matter Of Time

By Correspondent In 2019 Harare City Council approached the Joint Operations Command (JOC) to assist it in the collection of rentals at its Mupedzanhamo and Coca Cola  vending sites. The City’s Mayor Herbert Gomba said they had been trying to collect revenue but had failed due to the presence of Mafia-like cartels with political connections […]