Council Losing the Covid Fight

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa The Harare City Council is failing to step up efforts against Covid19 with most of the promised measures yet to be implemented even as figures continue rising. Harare currently has 433 active Covid19 cases and has suffered 103 deaths.  Fake Promises Council had promised measures which include fumigation of   public places…

Councilors Now Depending on Donors

By Tanyaradzwa Timbatimba An economy in the doldrums has left Councilor Stephen Dhliwayo depending on the benevolence of international donors to support community development projects in Dzivaresekwa. Clr Dhliwayo, from Ward 40 in Dzivaresekwa, says many Councilors have also given up on their visions to the poor economy. “Service delivery has become expensive for our…

US Piles Pressure on ED Over Arrested Councilor

By Edgar Gweshe The U.S continues to pile pressure on the Zimbabwe administration over the continued incarceration of Masvingo Ward 4 Councilor Godfery Kurauone who is also the MDC Alliance Youth Organizing Secretary. Kurauone was arrested on July 31 on charges of inciting citizens to remove President Emmerson Mnangagwa and barricading traffic along the Mashava-Zvamahande highway.…

Epworth Cancels US$ Service Charges

By Marshall Bwanya Epworth Local Board has reversed its decision to charge council services in USD currency after facing a backlash from angry residents who didn’t approve the decision. The local authority has been accused of breaching Section 219 of the Urban Councils Acts by implementing forex charges for council without consulting residents for approval.…