Major Shake-Up At Council As Brain Drain Hits

By JAIROS SAUNYAMA A major shakeup within Marondera council is threatening service delivery following the relocation of several employees to the diaspora. Since January, Marondera has lost two employees leading crucial departments resulting in a major shake up. First to leave was Nurse-In-Charge Levison Mpofu who relocated to Europe. Then Housing Director Justin Chivavaya who […]

Mwonzora Hits At Chamisa, Recalls More Councilors

By Correspondent MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora has recalled three more Councilors from the City of Kadoma. The three are accused of having participated in CCC internal polls for the upcoming general elections. The three are Svorai Chiwara, Julianah Chigariro and Cuthbert Mubayiwa. They were given the recall letter by Town Clerk Malvin Dondo last Friday. […]

Prof Moyo Ridicules Education Requirements For Councilors

By Correspondent Former Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Jonathan Moyo says the introduction of educational requirements for councillors is unconstitutional. Moyo said the proposed amendment of the Rural Districts Council Act is a move which should be discarded. Government is reportedly finalising a new law to block uneducated politicians from holding positions in local authorities. […]

Mafume Doubles Down on Gvt And Zinara

By Correspondent Harare City Council has resolved to take both the Government and the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) to court over the issue of pending funds. The resolution follows accusations by Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume that government took the responsibility of collecting vehicle licence fees from councils and gave it to Zinara which is […]

Hwedza RDC Urged to Collect More Money

Our Correspondent The Local Government and Public Works Ministry has urged Hwedza Rural District Council (HRDC) to come up with strategies to collect more revenue. HRDC recently had its 2023 budget approved by Minister July Moyo. In a letter dated January 18, addressed to Hwedza District Development Coordinator (DDC) and signed by one A.S Magumise […]

Ministry Approves 88 Out of 92 Council Budgets

By Correspondent The Ministry of Local Government last week approved 88 out of the 92 Local Authority budgets for 2023 after a week long process in Gweru. In a statement, Minister July Moyo said four Councils needed to relook at their proposals. “The Minister and his staff have been undertaking a rigorous process of budget […]

Harare Needs An Executive Mayor-Mafume

By Correspondent Harare City Council Mayor Jacob Mafume says the capital should have an executive Mayor as the pressure in the position has increased. Mafume said this while delivering his 2022 end of year speech at Town House. “In 2008 through the amendment of the Local Government laws, the post of Executive Mayors was abolished […]

Honour Your Debts If You Want Services- Mayor

By Correspondent Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume says residents should pay their rates and debts to Council if it is to provide adequate services. In his 2022 end of year statement Mafume revealed that council is now owed over ZWL$82 billion. “Our creditors stand at ZWL 9.092 Billion largely driven by electricity costs and water treatment […]

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 […]