Illegal Settlements to Be Regularised

By Correspondent Some of Harare’s illegal settlements could soon be regularized after Council agreed to resuscitate the program. According to Council minutes an inter-departmental team shall soon be carrying out tours assessing the settlements. “A member drew attention of the Committee to the regularization programme where the committee and the Environmental committee had undertaken joint…

Vendors Hit Out at Government Over Demolitions

(Pic:News Trust) By Victor Fanuel Vendors and informal traders have lambasted the government for its directive that they be removed from their trading places in various areas of Harare Province. The directive was given last week through the Provincial Development Coordinator Tafadzwa Muguti. Vendors Cry Out However, Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET)…

‘Government is Ruling by Decree’- Residents

By Correspondent Residents have decried the latest demolitions carried out against informal traders and vendors in Harare Province. Councils working on a government decree on Monday demolished “illegal” car sales, tuck-shops and vending sites in the Metropolitan province. According to the Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA), “the unfortunate exercise is a result of a Government…

Epworth Cancels US$ Service Charges

By Marshall Bwanya Epworth Local Board has reversed its decision to charge council services in USD currency after facing a backlash from angry residents who didn’t approve the decision. The local authority has been accused of breaching Section 219 of the Urban Councils Acts by implementing forex charges for council without consulting residents for approval.…

Epworth Residents Angry at USD Council Rates

By Marshall Bwanya Epworth residents have expressed their dismay and disapproval over the satellite town Local Board’s decision to peg service delivery rates in USD currency. Peter Nyapetwa of Epworth Residents Development Association (ERDA) said the local authority has started demanding residents to pay all services in USD currency without consulting them. “Our local board…