Is Government Fighting Councils?

Own Correspondent The arresting of Chitungwiza Mayor Maiko on abuse of office charges has solidified the long-abiding suspicion that government doesn’t have clean hands in dealings with Councils. Most of its interventions and endevours have been rooted in political moves and efforts aimed at undercutting Councils, seen as extensions of the Chamisa-led MDC Alliance. Whilst…

Mbare Musika Shut Down, Temporarily

Correspondent The City Council has temporarily closed Mbare Musika to allow for renovations to the aged terminus. A notice (below) released by Council states the various stations that have been affected and the provisional options that will be used in the interim. Council began securing and upgrading Mbare Musika long-distance bus terminus in September after…

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)…

Murambatsvina Coming for Mbare Again

Correspondent The Harare City Council has begun giving notices of its intention to demolish all illegal structures in Mbare raising fears of another Murambatsvina. The notice by Council has warned that demolitions will be done by 5 October. The notice notified business owners operating in Mbare that their structures are also going to be demolished.…

Mbare Sinking in Sewage

By Mary Mundeya Increased sewage bursts in the highly populated Mbare suburb have become a cause for concern as residents are now living in fear of disease outbreaks. A site visit around Mbare showed this publication that the situation has now become very dangerously unhealthy as the sewage is everywhere. A disgruntle Ward 3 resident, identified…