Govt not committed to fighting malnutrition

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Zimbabwe Civil Society Organisations Scaling Up Nutrition (ZCOSUNA) says the country’s national budget allocations is evidence enough that government is not committed to fighting malnutrition. Malnutrition is generally the lack of proper nutrition caused by not having adequate food, not eating right foods or unable to use the food that one eats. According to health experts, malnutrition can lead to stunted growth, …

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Wetlands invasion: Residents want Parliament to act

By Watmore Makokoba Harare residents concerned with the continued invasion of wetlands by land barons petitioned Parliament this week to exercise its legislative powers and reign in to stop the depletion. The residents who took advantage of the World Wetlands Day Celebrations to march in Harare and hand a petition to Parliament say the legislature must review and strengthen frameworks that are used in issuing …

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Wetlands invasion: Residents want Parliament to act

By Watmore Makokoba Harare residents concerned with the continued invasion of wetlands by land barons petitioned Parliament this week to exercise its legislative powers and reign in to stop the depletion. The residents who took advantage of the World Wetlands Day Celebrations to march in Harare and hand a petition to Parliament say the legislature must review and strengthen frameworks that are used in issuing …

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Soldiers to remove Harare vendors

By Wisdom Mumera Local Government Ministry and City of Harare have appealed to the country’s uniformed forces, police and shop owners to combine forces in a fresh bid to remove vendors from the streets. Harare’s Central Business District (CBD) is awash with vendors selling various wares that range from vegetables to clothing among others from street pavements while others have resorted to sell from their …

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Soldiers to remove Harare vendors

By Wisdom Mumera Local Government Ministry and City of Harare have appealed to the country’s uniformed forces, police and shop owners to combine forces in a fresh bid to remove vendors from the streets. Harare’s Central Business District (CBD) is awash with vendors selling various wares that range from vegetables to clothing among others from street pavements while others have resorted to sell from their …

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Parliament neglecting local authorities: CHRA

By Wisdom Mumera Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) executive director Mfundo Mlilo has accused Parliament of neglecting its oversight role over local authorities which resulted in most of them abusing public resources. Most local authorities have been accused of awarding heft salaries to their executives at the expense of service delivery and some of the officials have been engaging in various illegal activities. Speaking at …

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Govt wants Harare to be a model city

By Daniel Chigundu The government has urged Harare City Council to ensure restoration of service provision and a return to law and order so that it becomes a model city in the country. Harare City Council has been struggling with service provision since dollarisation in February 2009 and the subsequent writing off about US$335 million outstanding water bills by the government towards 2013 elections. Water …

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Kunzvi Dam is priority not new Parliament: Manyenyeni

By Daniel Chigundu Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni has urged the government to put on hold construction of the new Parliament of Zimbabwe and instead channel the funds towards Kunzvi Dam. Kunzvi Dam has widely been designated as the solution to the current water crisis bedevilling the City of Harare. The new Parliament building in Mount Hampden is expected to cost over US$1billion while Kunzvi …

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Ministry in ambitious job creation plan

By Wisdom Mumera Local Government Ministry has set in motion an ambitious plan to create about 1 million jobs within the next 100 days by harnessing quick wins through stalled and pending projects in the country’s various constituencies. These include the building of roads, clinics, dams, sports centres and other such infrastructure. Speaking during a meeting with various local government officials, permanent secretary in the …

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CHRA backs Manyenyeni in budget stalemate

 By Wisdom Mumera The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has come out in support of Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni for refusing to endorse the 2018 budget. Manyenyeni wants non-service delivery-related expenses slashed before he can give the budget a green light. The residents association said an analysis of the budget showed that the city faces serious financial management challenges that require urgent attention and …

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