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20 January 2017 THERE is a ticking health time bomb in Mufakose where raw sewage has been flowing into people’s houses for more than one week. ...

20 January 2017 THE Harare City Council on Wednesday started pouncing on illegal vendors who had vowed not to take heed of the call to stop operating from undesignated spots. ...

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18 January 2017 The Harare City Council wasted its much needed revenue and time by constructing the Coventry Road holding bay after commuter omnibus crews ditched the facility to operate from illegal...

17 January 2017 ONE of Harare City Council’s pay schemes has taken shape and members expect servicing to be complete by March. ...

17 January 2017   The Harare City Council seems to have failed to remove vendors trading on the streets after the “48 hour ultimatum” lapsed last Thursday with the traders still there. ...

12 January 2017 LACK of funds has led the Harare City Council to delay its grass cutting programme, it has been revealed. ...

12 January 2017 The Harare City Council has said it is confident that traders in the municipality will take heed of the ban of all food vendors as a measure to curb the typhoid virus. ...

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6 January 2017   . . . as typhoid fears mount The Harare City Council has urged residents to stop buying food from undesignated points as these can be sources of contracting the deadly typhoid virus. ...

5 January 2017 Despite noble anti-mushikashika campaigns employed by the Harare City Council, facts on the ground show that such are not yielding any positive results. ...

3 January 2017   . . . as land invasions soar New land visions which continue to rock the City of Harare have led the municipality to report all cases to the Zimbabwe Republic Police. ...

30 December 2016 THE Harare City Council is planning to ban chicken rearing for commercial purposes in residential areas. ...

28 December 2016 The Harare City Council has been criticised for its failure to repair potholes on many roads, endangering lives of many road users. ...

23 December 2016 The case in which residents of Houghton Park are complaining about air and noise pollution caused by a company located in their neighbourhood, spilled into a recent council meeting. ...

23 December 2016 The City of Harare is putting amendments to its Dog and Licensing Control Bylaws which will include clauses that make it mandatory for people to apply to keep dogs. ...

28 November 2016   The water situation in Kambuzuma will greatly improve because of the nine boreholes that are now in the community. ...

28 November 2016 Harare workers have threatened to strike over their ‘stolen’ bonuses and wages. ...

24 November 2016   . . . residents want operations halted . . . EMA steps in Residents of Houghton Park have called for the shutting down of Steel Brands, a company located in their neighbourhood,...

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7 November 2016 The City of Harare will on Monday start massive water disconnections for residents in certain suburbs who now owe over a staggering US$331. ...

4 November 2016 City of Harare employees were on Tuesday assaulted at Eyerstone residential estate where they had gone to set up a district office. ...

3 November 2016 Residents of Harare have been urged to treat all their water regardless of source as failure to do so leaves them facing risks of contracting diarrhoeal diseases. ...

3 November Workers at Harare Water’s Main Workshop along Coventry Road have been on a sit in since last week Monday in protest over unpaid salaries. Yesterday, some workers could be seen downing wise...

2 November 2016 The City of Harare completed the registration of illegal settlers who are now awaiting relocation to sites planned for residential purposes. ...

2 November 2016 HARARE City Council is developing a new cemetery at Eyerstone Residential Estate measuring 150 hectares following the decommissioning of WarrenHills cemetery early this year. ...

14 October 2016 . . . Harare launches rapid results approach The City of Harare should ensure that they implement all the set goals in its first 100 Days rapid results approach initiative. This was said...

13 October 2016 . . . 15 grades owed April salaries The Harare City Council is considering giving its workers stands as compensation for their outstanding salaries, a recent council meeting heard. ...

11 October 2016 Robert Mugabe Way in Harare should be spruced up so that it shows the order and high integrity associated with President Mugabe. ...

11 October 2016 HARARE City Council’s Water Department has embarked on a programme to install 13 400 tamper-proof conventional water meters in the Central Business Districts and some suburbs. ...

7 October 2016   The Chitungwiza Municipality currently does not have an immediate solution to deal with the current water woes, Town Clerk George Makunde has revealed. ...

30 September 2016 HARARE City Council traffic enforcement officers are likely to be involved in running battles with mushikashika crews following the outlawing of the use of pirate taxis. ...

23 September 2016   Tarring of the 4,2 km road which links Caledonia with Tafara and Damafalls has begun and it is expected to be complete at the end of October. ...

20 September 2016 Harare residents have questioned the authorities’ capacity to deal with illegal activities in the city, saying despite several warnings, chaos remains the order of the day. ...

19 September 2016 RESIDENTS are important stakeholders in council and their concerns which they air at pre-budget consultative meetings should be taken seriously. ...

12 September 2016 …as chaos continues unabated The Harare City Council, battling to have order restored in the central business district, last week issued a ‘warning’ against all illegal activities ...

8 September 2016 THE CABS Budiriro houses are inaccessible hence a recent full council meeting resolved to allow construction of a 7km road which links the suburb at a cost of US$3,4 million. ...

8 September 2016 The Harare City Council is seeking funding of US$4 million to recapacitate their quarry division. ...

24 August 2016 . . . as Harare issues ‘warning’ KOMBI crews operating in Harare have remained defiant despite a stern warning from the local authority last week. ...

24 August 2016 The debate on the introduction of smart water meters by the City of Harare for its residents is far from over. While the project is still on its pilot phase, residents are divided over their...

16 August 2016 Following the regularisation of several housing settlements, the City of Harare is now calling on all beneficiaries to pay the intrinsic value and regularisation fees. ...

12 August 2016 ILLEGAL clothes and shoes vendors have literally taken parts of the Harare City Central Business District while city authorities sit and watch. ...

22 July 2016   HARARE City councillors recently toured areas where illegal settlements have mushroomed to assess the situation on the ground. ...

20 July 2016 REGULARISATION of Nyatsime stands announced by Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing is a welcome relief to residents who were waiting with baited breath in fear...

20 July 2016 Following the lack of traffic enforcement which has seen the central business district being virtually turned into a chaotic traffic jungle, the Harare City Council has amended the Clamping...

11 July 2016 . . . Some councillors in u-turn   The Harare City Council finally decided to have a portion of the Harare Gardens sold to Africa Sun after the matter was decided by a vote. ...

7 July 2016 Following the impasse which characterised one council meeting during discussions on the proposed sale of Harare Gardens to allow the expansion of Crown Plaza Hotel, a meeting between city...

30 June 2016   . . . moments after High Court win Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni was yesterday arrested moments after High Court Judge Justice Lavender Makoni made an order stopping Minister of...

28 June 2016 . . . How churches, colleges, tuckshops, ignored council ILLEGAL structures which had mushroomed along Robert Mugabe Way near Eastgate Mall have been razed after council finally effected...

10 June 2016 PEOPLE who want to invest in Caledonia’s growing suburb have been invited to take this opportunity as the management team says it is doing all it can to make this a well developed...