Harare applies for TV and Radio licences

By Takunda Mandura Harare City Council has resolved to task its Town Clerk Hosiah Chisango to make a follow up on its issue of getting a Community Radio and Television Licences for the council. Council approached the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) earlier this year seeking the licences that will enable it to broadcast to …

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Council duped US$221 000 in Jet Patcher deal

By Takunda Mandura Harare City Council is currently making efforts to recover about US$221 000 that it paid to Podilla Ventures in April 2017 for a Jet Patcher that was never delivered. Council awarded Podilla Ventures a contract (Tender Number COH/DOW/S9/2016) on the 5th of September 2016 to supply and deliver the Jet Patcher valued …

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Harare lose US$338K in crematorium deal

By Takunda Mandura Harare City Council Audit committee has tasked the director of Housing and Community Services Addmore Nhekairo to institute legal action against Synlak (Pvt) Ltd in a bid to recover US$338 281 or its equivalent at the Interbank rate which it paid in a failed crematorium deal. The committee also instructed acting Chamber …

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High Glen Stadium plans: Residents raise concern

By Michelle Chifamba    Harare residents have raised concern over plans by the city council to construct a sports stadium in High Glen adding that there are other better priorities. If constructed, the 45 000 seater stadium will add the number of stadia in Harare to six. The council has already set aside about $1.4 …

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Harare Parking Fees Up by 250%

By Staff Reporter City Parking says it has increased parking fees in Harare by about 250% with effect from August 1. The company confirmed the increase in a circular that has been sent out to the media and other stakeholders. This notice serves to inform the motoring public that the parking tariff in Harare CBD …

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Harare Advisory Board: Residents ask questions

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Harare Metropolitan Residents Forum (HAMREF) says it is worried by the recent appointment of an advisory board for Harare at a time when the government is about to disburse devolution funds. Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Provincial Olive Chidawu recently named a 19 member board which he said would advise on …

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Council, Chiyangwa in deal to regularize Harare South

By Takunda Mandura Harare City Council has authorized Town Clerk Hosiah Chisango to negotiate with Philip Chiyangwa’s company Pinnacle Property Holdings (PVT) Ltd on a proposal to regularize illegal housing developments in Harare South. In November 2018 Pinnacle Property Holdings (PVT) Ltd approached the council with a proposal to partner in the regularization of housing …

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Harare to punish officials for buying wrong skip trucks

By Takunda Mandura Harare City Council says it is going to take disciplinary action against officials who slept on duty which resulted in them taking delivery of wrong skip truck from FAW Zimbabwe. According to minutes from the councils’ Environmental Management Committee dated 3 June 2019, City of Harare entered into a Memorandum of Agreement …

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Council to eliminate subletting at Mupedzanhamo

By Takunda Mandura Harare City Council has authorized the conversion of Mupedzanhamo Flea Market from the current monthly stall leases into daily leases as a way of eliminating subletting of stalls. Most people who hold leases for stalls at Mupedzanhamo have generally been subletting these stalls at a premium to desperate traders who will be …

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Bulawayo introduces water shedding

By Staff Reporter Bulawayo City Council has hinted that there will be massive water shedding from Sunday 30 June owing to power challenges at Ncema Water Works and Fernhill Pump Station. Power challenges are reportedly making it difficult for the city council to pump raw water to the plants for treatment. In a statement, Bulawayo …

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