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Masvingo City Council broke, engages debt collectors

Garikai Mafirakureva - MASVINGO – Masvingo City Council which cancelled millions of dollars worth of debts at the behest of Zanu PF 2013 election pledges is broke and is with effect from next week handing over residents owing it money to debt collectors. Masvingo Town Clerk, Adolf Gusha confirmed the position in a Press statement this week and said the handing over of residents to debt collectors will start on November 21, 2014. The Mirror established that Council has not paid workers' salaries since September 2014 due…

City of Harare Press Statement on blocked storm water drains

City of Harare has dispatched teams to unblock catch pits and storm water drains following yesterday’s flash floods that swept garbage into the city’s drainage system. Council urges residents, visitors and the business community to properly and correctly dispose of their garbage. The first rains always cause flash floods that sweep litter from the streets and pavements into catch pits and the storm water drains. Council routinely does maintenance of the catch pits and storm water drains but is always overtaken by the…

What Zimbabwe NEEDS to show Africa and the rest of the world…

This great nation and continent I am a part of is at a crucial stage in its history. Africa has never been poised in such a pivotal position as it is in today. With Africa’s economies displaying their importance and impact they have on the global stage, it is imperative that the African people acknowledge this influence and more importantly use it in a way to better its people and environment. For the last three and a half years living in Zim, I’ve had the privilege (and learned patience) to slowly understand how the cogs…

Businesses reject Council’s mock mall

Shop owners operating in the vicinity of the statue of the Late Dr Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo have raised concern with  Bulawayo City Council’s decision to bring back the pedestrian mall saying it was an unprofitable venture. Last year, a mock mall was erected from the 9th of December 2013 to January the 5th, 2014  and roads were closed off to all vehicular movement from Jason Moyo Street from Leopold Takawira to 9th Avenue and 8th Avenue being closed from Fife Street to Dr Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo Street. Most business…

Harare’s flash floods caused by littering – Council

By Farai Dauramanzi City of Harare has announced that it has dispatched teams to unblock catch pits and storm water drains following the first heavy rains which came on the 17th of November 2014 causing flash floods which left some smaller vehicles unable to move on the swamped surfaces. In a press statement on 18 November 2014, Engineer Philip Pfukwa the City’s director of works responsible for waste management, engineering, roads and urban planning attributed the flash floods to garbage that was swept into the city’s…

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