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BCC activates BWSSIP in 21 wards

By Arnold Dube AS part of the city council’s efforts to improve water supply, the local authority has activated Bulawayo’s Water and Sewerage Services Improvement Project (BWSSIP) in 21 of the city’s 29 wards. The project was launched in October 2016 and it is being ...

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Residents bemoan BCC for poor roads

BULAWAYO residents are accusing the City Council of failing to maintain its road network saying some of the accidents were caused by the state of the roads. Last week, 14 people died whilst five others were seriously injured when a haulage truck collided with a ...

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Councillors against handing over BCC schools to residents

BULAWAYO City Council is considering reversing its decision of handing over its schools amid reports residents are against the idea. Councillors say the residents fear maladministration of the facility once the schools have been handed over to the community as proved by some community-owned schools. During ...

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“We have nowhere to go” – Mabuthweni residents

MABUTHWENI residents could be left homeless following a Bulawayo City Council (BCC) 30-day eviction notice to residents for failing to settle rentals. Residents are supposed to have left houses by 23 March for failing to abide with the council lease agreement. Rent is $16 a ...

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“Dont fill potholes,remove tar instead,” Lobengula residents

RESIDENTS in Lobengula have urged the Bulawayo City Council to consider removing the tar completely from the roads rather than just filling potholes, as that only damages them further. During a community meeting that coincided with World Radio Day, Radio Dialogue engaged with Lobengula residents who said the roads ...

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Burst sewer pipes worry Lobengula residents

LOBENGULA residents are complaining about burst sewage pipes which they say the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) is reluctant to service. Residents said the BCC is not taking any action to fix burst sewer pipes and in an event where they do, they would have took ...

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BCC committed to service delivery

Bulawayo City Council has affirmed its commitment to improve service delivery, amid numerous projects being undertaken in various wards, a councillor said. Speaking during a community meeting, Makokoba Councillor James Sithole said the city’s suburb is set to benefit from some of these projects. He ...

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“Failure to make weep holes in precast walls is an offense” – BCC

RESIDENTS, with precast walls have been urged by Bulawayo City Council to create weep holes that will drain water from their yards, especially in light of the incessant rains which may cause flooding. It has come to the city council’s attention some residents refuse to ...

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BCC suspends maize slashing

BULAWAYO City Council voted not to cut maize planted along stream banks and has suspended the act until June 2018. The council had threatened to destroy crops planted along streams, as the local authority tries to enforce by-laws prohibiting stream bank cultivation. There was a ...

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Magagula laid to rest

THE late Bulawayo City Council long serving Director of Housing and Community Services Isaiah Magagula has been described as a fountain of knowledge and an individual who was committed to serving the council with passion and dedication, while condolences continue pouring in. Magugula died on ...

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