Full Table: Harare’s New Rates

Correspondents The Harare City Council last week approved new rates, with refuse collection increasing with at least nine fold, water and sewer charges having quadrupled. The new tariffs are with effect since November 1. The new fees are contained in a supplementary water, sanitation and hygiene tariffs budget approved during a special council meeting. Below…

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…

Hopley Residents Get Piped Water

By Correspondent Over 2000 Hopley residents are set to get piped water after the Harare City Council partnered a Dutch firm to draw water to the area. The pro-poor program will involve a partnership involving residents who are expected to excavate trenches whilst the Dutch firm, Vei, will provide technical assistance. Council will provide some…

Council Pushes for Prepaid Water Meters

By Correspondent Harare City Council is going ahead with plans to install prepaid water meters despite previous contestations from some quarters against the move. Just like the ZESA facility, the prepaid water meters will compel ratepayers to pay for water before consumption. A statement by the Combined Harare Residents Associations (CHRA) says the authority is seeking…