Arufandika joins politics, targets Ward 34 council seat

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Former Dynamos striker Nicholas Arufandika says he has joined politics and will be standing for the Harare City Council Ward 34 (Mufakose) seat in the coming general elections. Unlike a host of other political aspirants that have mushroomed in the country’s political sphere who are standing as independent candidates, Arufandika will be contesting under the ticket of a little opposition party the …

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MPs, councillors sleeping on duty:Manyenyeni

By Wisdom Mumera Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni says the poor service delivery being experienced in the cities is a result of failure by legislators and councillors to fufill their oversight duties. Cities and towns across the country are failing to provide clean and safe water, collect refuse regularly, maintain roads and street lights among many other services under the jurisdiction of local authories. Speaking …

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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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Chombo caught in another land scandal

By Wisdom Mumera Embattled former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo has found himself in the middle of another land scandal involving New Parkland where he is accused of unlawfully evicting residents who had built their houses from as far back as 2005 in favour of new ones who have bought stands from his alleged company. The evictions in New Parkland are in direct opposition to an …

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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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Sitting allowances: MPs sold a dummy again

By Daniel Chigundu Parliament of Zimbabwe has failed to honour its promises made to legislators two weeks ago with regards to payment of outstanding sitting allowances and Ipads. Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda had promised that the legislators would have received their outstanding dues by the 31st of October this year, however, the allowances are yet to be paid. Asked about the issues in …

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Why generous MPs risk getting broke

By Daniel Chigundu  Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni says legislators and councillors should stick to their mandates or risk getting broke by trying to finance social services in their constituencies. Owing to economic hardships being experienced in the economy, most legislators and councillors in the country are generally expected by the electorate to help in such issues as paying school fees for the poor children …

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Zimbabwe’s New Ministerial Line-up

By Veritas Name of Ministry Minister after reshuffle Minister before reshuffle Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development Joseph Made Joseph Made Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation [new Ministry] Patrick Chinamasa — Defence Sidney Sekeramayi Sidney Sekeramayi  Energy and Power Development Samuel Undenge Samuel Undenge Finance and Economic Development Ignatious Chombo Patrick Chinamasa Foreign Affairs Walter Mzembi Simbarashe Mumbengegwi Health and Child Welfare David Parirenyatwa David Parirenyatwa …

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