Council Prepares Blitz Against Mbare

By Correspondent The City Council is preparing a blitz to collect revenue from various Mbare Musika traders who have not been remitting monies to it. The authorities have been failing to collect monies from the traders leading to reduced collection percentages. At a recent Council meeting the Director of Housing and Community Services reported that…

Council Aims to Increase School Fees

By Correspondent The Harare City Council has set itself on a collision course with parents after expressing a motive to increase its allocation of school levies. Currently an amount of RTGS$5 is paid as levy at Council Primary Schools. In minutes released at the just ended Full Council meeting the Council Committee on Education, Health,…

Epworth Kitchen Shut Down

By Correspondent The Epworth relief kitchen which has been providing free food to the vulnerable in the community has been shut down by the Local Board for contravening sections of the Urban Councils Act. The local authority said the kitchen contravened the Public Health Act and the workers were also operating in contravention of Statutory…

ZACC Goes After Illegal Stands

By Correspondent The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has been roped in to deal with the rampant selling of illegal land for residential stands in parts of Norton. The corruption commission met with Ward 13 residents this week to clarify its investigative procedures as various politicians and traditional leaders face the prospect of criminal indictments. Norton has…

Water Shortages to Get Worse

By Correspondent The majority of local authorities are producing below half of the daily water demand and the water situation is likely to become worse in the coming months according to experts. Community Water Alliance says the water crisis is “now a wicked problem and it requires multi-faceted approaches to resolve the problem”. “Dwindling dam…

What Is A Sister City?

By Correspondent The City of Harare this week received a consignment of medical equipment to help fight the Corona Virus through a sister city relationship with Nanning City of China. Harare has sister relationships with various global cities that include Guangzhong, Munich, Cheonan, Ethekwini, Banjul among others. What are Sister Cities? According to the Sister…

Police Running Shebeens in Ghettos

By Correspondent Members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) have been accused of being behind the recent outbreak of shebeens in various high-density suburbs with many operating in broad daylight. Following the setting of Covd19 regulations by the government banning the operating of beer halls, many shebeens have sprouted across many ghettos. Most of these…