Council Pushes for Prepaid Water Meters

By Correspondent Harare City Council is going ahead with plans to install prepaid water meters despite previous contestations from some quarters against the move. Just like the ZESA facility, the prepaid water meters will compel ratepayers to pay for water before consumption. A statement by the Combined Harare Residents Associations (CHRA) says the authority is seeking…

Stands, the New Front in Corruption

By Correspondent Recent revelations of how the Ministry of Local Government is pushing for stands for government officials in Mutare has again revealed how land corruption is steadily growing to frightening levels. Among those slated to receive the stands are Minister of State Ellen Gwaradzimba, Judge Mwayera, Information Permanent Secretary Nick Mangwana, some intelligence officials…

EMA Corners Chitungwiza Council Over Wetlands

By Marshall Bwanya The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has ordered Chitungwiza Council to halt commercial stands development on a wetland site in Ward 12. Juliet Mavu EMA spokesperson said Chitungwiza Municipality had allocated illegal commercial stands on wetlands without an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) certificate. “After establishing that Chitungwiza Municipality had allocated some commercial stands…

Epworth Board Employees Sucked into Fuel Deals

Staff Writer Epworth Council employees from the engineering department have been accused of selling fuel allocated to them by the council on the black market, Open CouncilHRE has learnt. Residents who spoke to this publication allege that the employees from the local board are known suppliers of fuel to black market dealers especially around areas…

Rautenbach Saga: Mliswa Hits Back

By Correspondent Combative legislator Temba Mliswa has hit back at the Government and businessman Billy Rautenbach following the emergence of a shady letter stating that Rautenbach has title deeds to land at the centre of a dispute. A Ministry of Justice letter emerged this week stating that Marimba Residential Properties Limited, owned by Rautenbach, has…

Billy Rautenbach Wins Marimba Stands Battle

….Justice Ministry says cannot find deeds book, but produces letter saying Rautenbach has deeds for the place. By Correspondent The Ministry of Justice has revealed that it cannot find a deeds book which would have cleared the ownership wrangle involving Billy Rautenbach and hudrends of cooperative members under Leopold Takawira Cooperative in Kambuzuma. The Ministry has…