Who Really Runs Urban Councils??

By Correspondent Councils have lately become political hotbeds with the ruling ZANU PF seeking to fight the MDC Alliance through propaganda bringing focus on the latter’s alleged failure to run the town councils, the biggest of which they control. The opposition has itself continuously denied culpability and cited the larger macro-economic state of the country,…

Epworth Squatters Fight Council Regularisation

By Marshall Bwanya Epworth, Local Board District (LBD) has bemoaned that the large number informal settlements within the suburb and its periphery have been a major stumbling block to regularise stands and deliver adequate service delivery. LBD chairperson, Councillor Batanai Masunda, said the mushrooming of informal settlements in Epworth were undermining their efforts to achieve…

What Is A ByLaw?

By Correspondent A bylaw is a law made by a local authority in accordance with the powers conferred by or delegated to it under a statute. Part XVII of the Urban Councils Act [Chapter 29:15] (UCA) empowers councils to make these by-laws under the final approval of the Local Government minister. By-laws are laws that…

No Water Solution in Sight: Mayor

By Correspondent Chitungwiza Mayor Lovemore Maiko has said there is no quick to fix to the water situation in Chitungwiza amid revelations that the municipality owes Harare City Council $11 million. Chitungwiza has the third largest population in Zimbabwe and has been struggling to pay its debts to Harare City Council hence worsening the water situation as…