Kadoma’s Dire Water Plan May Backfire

By Lovemore Chazingwa Kadoma’s decision to allocate more than a quarter of its budget towards water may backfire according to an expert. The authority allocated around US$8 million from its US$28 million budget towards water. Mayor Nigel Ruzario has since defended the move. “Council will pursue its quest for continuous improvement on service delivery, making […]

Kadoma Council Loses Cement Worth 15K

By Correspondent Equipment and material worth over US$50 000 was lost by Kadoma Council in 2022 due to both negligence and theft. This was revealed by the Auditor General Rhea Kujinga in the latest report on councils. According to Kujinga Kadoma lost 800 bags of cement worth over US$15 000 as a result of solidification. […]

Kadoma Councilors in Land Scandal With ZANU PF Businessman

By Correspondent Kadoma Town Council has been accused of conniving with an alleged ZANU-PF functionary and businessman, Jimmy Remekani to grab community land. According to the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) the land has been serving the Ingezi community since 1954. However Remekani, commonly known in Kadoma as Father Flower, allegedly wants to use the […]

Mayhem In Kadoma After Gold Discovery Near Sewer Dump

By Lovemore Chazingwa Gold deposits have been discovered near a main sewer dump in Kadoma leading to a stampede of panners. The area, adjacent Chrome Park suburb, has been invaded by many gold diggers with Council struggling to bring order. Kadoma Council Chamber Secretary Willard Mangwengwende said the situation is very bad. “We could not […]

Missing Bullets, Stolen Money and Leaking Fuel: Kadoma’s Shocking Audit Findings

By Open Council Audit findings from Kadoma Town Council by the Auditor General have revealed shocking acts of criminality and sleazy deals that have undermined service delivery. The report, for the year ending 2022, lists a raft of criminals acts which defy expectations underlying the depth of criminality in local authorities. Below we profile some […]

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 […]

Kadoma Clocks 6 Months Without A Mayor

Lovemore Chazingwa The City of Kadoma has clocked 6 months without a substantive mayor since the recalling of Action Nyamukondiwa. Nyamukondiwa was recalled by the MDC-T on allegations of aligning with Nelson Chamisa’s CCC Since then Kadoma has Clr Tendai Kokera in an acting capacity. This is despite provisions within the Urban Councils Act providing […]

Kadoma Workers Clock 3 Months Without Salary

By Correspondent The City of Kadoma is failing to clear its wage bill with employees currently into their third month with no salary. Sources within Kadoma council said the problem is being worsened by a poor rates collection efficiency. In January Kadoma reportedly collected RTGs400 million of which RTGs50 million was deducted as a reserve […]

Kadoma Mayor, 3 Clrs, Booted Out By MDC-T

By Correspondent Fresh from recalling three Norton Councilors MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora has recalled the Kadoma Mayor and three other councilors. A letter circulated by the Minister of Local Government and Public Works showed that Mwonzora has recalled Mayor Action Nyamukondiwa. The other three recalled Councilors are Cllrs Edson Muzira, Nigel Ruzario and Michael Mvura. […]