ZWL$18B Covid19 Package Already Stuttering

By Correspondent The ZWL$18 billion Economic Rescue and Stimulus Package unveiled by government to support all sectors of the economy faces an ignominious failure due to strategic mistakes by the President Mnangagwa administration. Experts say the package, which is also aimed at cushioning small scale industries, improve health facilities, reduce poverty and assist vulnerable members…

Shopping Malls Demand Rent During Lockdown

By Correspondent Shopping mall owners in the Central Business District (CBD) have continued charging and demanding monthly payment of rentals from their tenants despite the closure of the shops. The owners say that their sector is independent of the invoked Statutory Instrument 96 (Temporary Measures) (Deferral of Rent and Mortgage Payments During National Lockdown) Regulations,2020,…

Chitungwiza Free Soup Kitchen Re-Opens

By Correspondent Chitungwiza Town Council has agreed to reopen Samantha Murozoki’s soup kitchen after agreeing changes to make the facility legal. The facility, where over 1500 vulnerable people where getting free food, had been closed by the Council on the grounds that it wasn’t legally registered and tresspassed health regulations. The Town Spokesperson Mr Lovemore…

High Court Orders Council to Acquire PPEs

By Correspondent The High Court has ordered Chitungwiza Municipality to acquire Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) for its staffers at municipality owned medical clinics. This follows industrial action by Chitungwiza nurses demanding PPEs to enable them to work during this period of COVID-19. However according to Chitungwiza Town Clerk Tonderai Kasu all Chitungwiza clinics are now…

US$30M Water Plant Deal Collapses

The US$30 million water treatment plant construction agreement between Norton Town Council and Hydromart, a private firm has collapsed after the firm failed to get funding for the project. The company was supposed to build a 200ML water treatment plant that would have serviced over 20 000 households. The project was supposed to be completed…

Covid19 Turns Police into Robbers

By Correspondent Some members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and Council Police have taken to extorting money, food and products from informal traders and vendors during the lockdown period as the country’s socio-economic state degenerates more. The security personnel have been accused of going around ghetto locations extorting money and goods from any trader…