Mliswa Threatens to Demolish Illegal Houses

Correspondent  Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has threatened to go around demolishing all illegal settlements in his constituency. The threat follows multiple complaints from other bonafide residents lamenting the illegal mushrooming of these settlements. Addressing a meeting on Monday attended by the DDC for Mashonaland West Mr Tomu, Councilors, War Veterans and village headmen Mliswa said…

Chitungwiza Demolitions Cancelled

Correspondent The Chitungwiza Municipality has cancelled planned house demolitions after a threat to sue them by residents through the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR). Council Threatened with Litigation A statement by the Council on Sunday 11 October 2020 resolved to stop the demolitions following tacit admissions the move violates people’s fundamental rights. In a…

Parliament Rebukes ZINARA Over Road Funds

Munesu Nyakudya The Parliamentary Portfolio Commitee on Local Government has criticised the Zimbabwe National Roads Adminstration (ZINARA) for delays in releasing funds to Councils. This follows a tour of various cities by the Committee to monitor the operations of Councils. The Committee found that the parastatal constantly delayed releasing the funds resulting in their acute…

List: Devolution Funds Disbursed

Correspondent This year, the Government has set aside $2,9 billion for local authorities, although disbursement was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Treasury has so far released approximately $290 million to local authorities. Devolution Funds Disubursement and Use Binga RDC Allocated a total of $6 200 000 as devolution funds in 2019. Hwange Local Board Allocated…