Is Government Fighting Councils?

Own Correspondent The arresting of Chitungwiza Mayor Maiko on abuse of office charges has solidified the long-abiding suspicion that government doesn’t have clean hands in dealings with Councils. Most of its interventions and endevours have been rooted in political moves and efforts aimed at undercutting Councils, seen as extensions of the Chamisa-led MDC Alliance. Whilst…

Full Table: Harare’s New Rates

Correspondents The Harare City Council last week approved new rates, with refuse collection increasing with at least nine fold, water and sewer charges having quadrupled. The new tariffs are with effect since November 1. The new fees are contained in a supplementary water, sanitation and hygiene tariffs budget approved during a special council meeting. Below…