Council Fails to Open Clinics

Correspondent Harare City Council has failed to comply with a High Court order by Chief Justice Mushore to open all clinics, according to the Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA). On the 7th of October 2020 Justice Mushore ordered Council to open all its forty- two council polyclinics within seven days. The seven days have since lapsed and…

The Full Council Budget Process

Correspondent The creation of a Council budget is a finely tailored process that involves various stakeholders from central government to residents. Here are the steps which lead to the creation of a Council budget. Council obtains budget policy guidelines from the Ministry. The Ministry regularly issues out circulars providing the format and deadlines of submission…

Victory for Residents on Devolution- CHRA

Correspondent The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA), Community Water Alliance (CWA) and MP Rusty Markham won the High Court Case compelling government to put in place supporting legislation on devolution. The High Court ordered that” Any or all of the respondents shall, within a period of six 6) months, that is to say, by 31 March 2021submit…

We Won’t Pay Rates Until Water Comes-Tafara Residents

By Correspondent Some Harare residents have vowed not to pay Council rates until the local authority begins providing the necessary service to their communities. The sentiments were expressed by some Tafara residents during a Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) Ward Development meeting. The residents alleged that some community sections have not been receiving water for…

6 Ways to Rescue Harare

By Marshall Bwanya Harare city is faced with myriad challenges and service delivery continues to deteriorate at a deplorable rate.  Harare Residents Trust (HWT) Director Precious Shumba has highlighted six key areas that are critical in resuscitating the capital to its former Sunshine city status.  Joint Partnerships 1) HRT proposes joint partnerships between residents and…

Opposition Corruption is Creating Room for Commissions : Residents

By Correspondent Residents Associations have accused the opposition of creating fertile ground for government to install Commissions to run City Council due to corruption and recalls. Council Corruption Gives Gvt Cause The residents lamented how the rampant recalls by the MDC and suspension of Councilors on allegations of corruption may allow government to install Commissions.…