Harare Residents Owe The City A Whooping $650 Million In Unpaid Bills

by Open Parly Report Between a hard surface and a rock may be the perfect statement, to sum up, the situation Harare City Council has found itself in after yielding in to pressure for the Council to cancel their contract with Well Cash Debt collecting company. Despite the move being what ratepayers demanded, the council is owed over 650 million dollars and has somewhat crippled … Continue reading Harare Residents Owe The City A Whooping $650 Million In Unpaid Bills

Gender Links wants 50/50 in city councils

By Daniel Chigundu GENDER equality advocacy group Gender Links says women deserve 50 percent representation in local authorities as it is closest to their needs. Women representation in the country’s 92 local authorities fell from 19 percent to 16 in 2013 elections. This is despite the fact that Zimbabwe is a signatory to the SADC Protocol on Gender, the African Agenda 2063 and the UN … Continue reading Gender Links wants 50/50 in city councils

Killer Zivhu stop it …ARDC is prohibited from partisan politics: ERC

By Watmore Makokoba  OUTSPOKEN Masvingo businessman and staunch Zanu PF stalwart Killer Zivhu has come under fire for violating the country’s constitution by using the Association for Rural District Council (ARDC) to mobilise voters for President Robert Mugabe. Zivhu who is the ARDC chairman has been widely quoted in the state media (particularly The Herald of Wednesday the 7th of June 2017) stating his intentions to use … Continue reading Killer Zivhu stop it …ARDC is prohibited from partisan politics: ERC

Morton Jaffray refurbishment completion set for December

By Staff Reporter. UPON completion, City of Harare’s (CoH) Morton Jaffray Water Treatment Plant will be pumping 620 mega-litres of water per day which is 80 percent of the 800 mega-litres required. City of Harare is currently doing 520 mega-liters. Director of Water, engineer Hosea Chisango on Tuesday told journalists during a site visit to the treatment plant that soon after completion the city will … Continue reading Morton Jaffray refurbishment completion set for December

Vendors’ contribution is insignificant: Manyenyeni

By Daniel Chigundu HARARE Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni says despite flooding the pavements in the central business district (CBD), vendors’ contribution to the city council coffers is too little to talk about. In Harare alone, it is widely believed that there are more than 5 000 vendors selling various wares that range from second-hand clothes, shoes, books and vegetables among other things. However, these vendors … Continue reading Vendors’ contribution is insignificant: Manyenyeni

Disabled people suffer ….. as government drags to implement UNCRPD commitment

By TapiwaMutizamhepo Zimbabwe is a signatory to United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Disabled people, where it pledged its commitment to undertake and fulfill various obligations intended to uplift and improve the conditions of people living with disabilities in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean government signed the document in September 2013, this meant the government would ‘promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all … Continue reading Disabled people suffer ….. as government drags to implement UNCRPD commitment

Breaking news: Cholera outbreak in Chiredzi

by Watmore Makokoba There are growing fears of a wider cholera outbreak following two confirmed cases at Rupangwana clinic in Chiredzi District Masvingo province last week and Chinyamukwakwa Clinic in Chipinge Manicaland Province recorded on the 14th of this month. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, to date, there is one confirmed case at Rupangwana and 3 suspected in Chinyamukwakwa of which 2 … Continue reading Breaking news: Cholera outbreak in Chiredzi

Harare City Council intensifies debt collection

By Open Parly Caught in between a rock and a hard surface may be a true explanation for Zimbabwe city councils that are hell bent on recovering the bulk of the money they are owed by residents prior to the presidential elections in 2018. In the past, such bills have been scrapped off by government leaving most councils broke and incapacitated yet with the mandate … Continue reading Harare City Council intensifies debt collection