Government Promises Demolitions of Houses

Own Correspondent In a dire warning for Harare residents Information Permanent Secretary Nick Mangwana has stated that government will be carrying out demolitions of illegal houses. The warning, which follows other demolitions by Council, follows allegations of connicance between Council officials and land barons. Mangwana has however said the coming operation will aim for all…

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…

ZACC Goes After Illegal Fuel Stations

OpenCouncilHRE Reporters The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is reportedly set to descend on illegal fuel stations that have sprouted in Chitungwiza, this publication is reliably informed. According to a top Chitungwiza Council official, the anti-corruption body revealed its intention to clamp-down on the illegal fuel station following concerns that some council officials have been corruptly…

How Council Budget Works

Correspondent Council is now preparing the financials for 2021 with budget consultations being done across the city. We have here reproduced an information write-up on the legal frameworks and operational structure for Council relating to budgets. MUNICIPAL BUDGETING: THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK Municipal budgeting is conducted in accordance with the Urban Councils Act (Chapter 29: 15)…