$500 000 for GV8 furniture complex

$500 000 for GV8 furniture complex 1

By Maxwell Tapatapa Harare City Council will inject $500 000 for the refurbishment of the Glen View Area 8 home industry complex which was gutted by another fire last week. Glen View 8 Complex in smoke Harare Mayor Councillor Herbert Gomba revealed the package after touring the complex to assess the damage caused by the fire. Addressing entrepreneurs at the premises, Cllr Gomba said the money will be drawn from the beer levy to refurbish and expand the complex which has been razed by fire at least 13 times in…

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China still to release $72 million to Harare

China still to release $72 million to Harare 2

By Helen Kadirire Harare City Council is yet to receive the remaining $72 million from the $144 million China Exim bank loan that was supposed to be used towards rehabilitation of the city’s water infrastructure. Harare mayor councillor Herbert Gomba Mayor Herbert Gomba said they have engaged government on the matter but nothing has happened since December 2017. The loan which was taken out in 2013 was shrouded in controversy after top management at Town House bought themselves top-of-the-range vehicles with part of the money. “Had that loan been fully…

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Harare water rationing prompts call for boreholes

Harare water rationing prompts call for boreholes 3

By Helen Kadirire Harare City Council is now under pressure to rehabilitate its boreholes as the city starts instituting a strict water rationing regime that should see residents receiving water at least twice a week. Boreholes now supplement water needs in Harare. Picture: IRIN According to the new water rationing schedule for March, only Mbare, Highfield, Sunnigdale, Mufakose, Graniteside, Willowvale, Ardbennie, Southerton Industrial area and the Central Business District will receive water everyday. Other areas will get water twice or thrice every week with suburbs such as Kambanji, Glen Lorne,…

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Harare councillors to get residential stands

Harare councillors to get residential stands 4

By Helen Kadirire The Harare City Council (HCC) is set to give its councillors residential stands, barely six months into the job. According to minutes of council’s housing committee, the residential stands will be availed to the city fathers subject to their availability in their respective wards. Harare Town House The availing of residential stands was made effective by a ministerial directive issued in 2011 which allowed sitting chairperson and mayors to access residential stands in their or adjacent wards. “The director of housing and community services reported that the…

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City of Harare pledges land for PSL HQ

City of Harare pledges land for PSL HQ 5

By Tadious Manyepo The  Premier Soccer League’s search for their own state-of-the-art home has received a major boost after Harare City Council yesterday reiterated its commitment to give them a piece of land in the not-so-far future. Farai JereThe  Premier Soccer League’s search for their own state-of-the-art home has received a major boost after Harare City Council yesterday reiterated its commitment to give them a piece of land in the not-so-far future. PSL chairman Farai Jere made it clear his vision was to construct a headquarters for the top-flight league during…

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Harare mulls selling stands in US dollars

Harare mulls selling stands in US dollars 6

On Mar 1, 2019 18,977 0 By Helen Kadirire The Harare City Council is mulling selling selected residential and commercial stands in foreign currency. Mayor Herbert Gomba told the Daily News that council was looking at getting maximum gain from the land sales in forex. Harare mayor councillor Herbert Gomba The move to sell in foreign currency comes as council is struggling to provide adequate services owing to a dollar shortage crunch stifling its service delivery mandate. “We have revised the pricing of most of our stands with the cheapest…

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Kombi chase costs city $173 000

Kombi chase costs city $173 000 7

By Fidelis Munyoro Harare City Council has been ordered to pay over $173 000 damages to a man who was injured in an accident involving municipal police and a commuter omnibus driver during a high-speed chase. File picture of commuter omnibuseskombi-zimbabwe.jpg Mr Phineas Mashoko was not involved in the chase, but was struck by the fleeing motorist when municipal officers tried to throw spikes to apprehend the driver of the commuter omnibus, Casper Sabau. Mr Mashoko, who was walking on the pavement, sustained severe injuries resulting in the amputation of…

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‘Stricter water rationing on the cards for Harare

‘Stricter water rationing on the cards for Harare 8

By Helen Kadirire Harare City Council (HCC) is set to introduce a stricter water rationing regime as dam levels at Lake Chivero continue dwindling. Harare mayor councillor Herbert Gomba Acting distribution manager Tapiwa Kunyadini told a full council meeting that the city’s raw water was now very concentrated with nitrogen and phosphorus because there has not been any significant rains. The engineer’s remarks come as Mabvuku councillor Munyaradzi Kufahakutizwi had asked why some suburbs continue to suffer water shortages. Related Articles “We will be instituting a stricter water rationing regime…

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Mushore wins case against council

Mushore wins case against council 9

By Innocent Ruwende Mr James Mushore, who was appointed Harare town clerk in April 2016 before Government rescinded his appointment, has won his case against Harare City Council after a labour officer ruled that his contract of employment was unlawfully terminated. James Mushore The ruling is still however, subject to confirmation by the Labour Court and council has since said it will oppose the application for confirmation of the ruling if filed in the Labour Court. Mr Mushore signed a two-year contract with Harare City Council on April 1 2016…

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Urban renewal in slow take-off

Urban renewal in slow take-off 10

By Helen Kadirire While the urban renewal and adoption of streets took off last year with several companies promising to spruce up the city centre, very little can be seen on the ground. Harare mayor councillor Herbert Gomba Harare City Council mayor Herbert Gomba introduced the urban renewal project as a way of improving the Central Business District’s outlook. Gomba said the city had deteriorated and was no longer attracting visitors and shoppers, with many residents preferring affluent shopping centres in low density suburbs. Related Articles The mayor said while…

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