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BCC to capitalise on parking lots

By Arnold Dube BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) is working on measures to capitalise on parking lots to generate revenue for refurbishing the city’s road network. The city’s road network is in bad shape and needs a complete overhaul. In an interview with Radio Dialogue, BCC ...

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Revisiting Byo’s 2016 water woes

BESIDES deindustrialisation, when one says Bulawayo, water shortages quickly come into mind, accompanied by the word “perennial” to show that Zimbabwe’s second largest city faces an insurmountable challenge in resolving its water crisis. Another year has passed but the water challenges dogging the Bulawayo have not. ...

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Cabatsha destroyed by heavy rains

HEAVY winds and rains demolished six houses in Cabatsha, a resettlement area next to Trenance Suburb in Bulawayo, reducing the buildings to rubble while destroying the possessions of the already disadvantaged residents. Cabatsha residents were resettled on the farm after the previous owner deserted the ...

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Slight inflows into city dams

BULAWAYO’S dam levels have recorded slight inflows owing to the rains that fell over the city in the past week, a positive answer to the fervent prayers of the residents who heeded council’s call to resort to heavenly intervention. The Bulawayo City Council, which admitted ...

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BCC to fix sewer pipe that was discharging waste into Umguza River

By Arnold Dube   BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) is now rehabilitating the Mahatshula to Queensdale outfall sewer pipe that had collapsed causing waste to be deposited at Umguza River instead of the supposed discharge site. The collapsed pipe was causing environmental problems for locals in Umguza, as waste ...

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‘Let’s continue to pray for rains’

By Franklin Sibindi CHURCHES in Bulawayo have taken a stand to earnestly pray for the rains, as a solution to the unending water shortages affecting the city. Last Thursday, churches under the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ) consortium held prayers during a water crisis management ...

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‘Health should be a priority in 2017 budget’

By Sibusiso Moyo THE Bulawayo City Council must prioritise health in its 2017 budget considering the fact that their local clinics are ill equipped while some areas have no facilities at all, residents have said. Speaking to Radio Dialogue at a community dialogue meeting last ...

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Bulawayo’s dam levels continue to worsen

By Franklin Sibindi  BULAWAYO’s dam levels continue to worsen as not much has been retained in the catchment areas despite the rains that fell in the city some weeks ago, the Bulawayo City Council statistics revealed. Principal Operations Engineer in the City of Bulawayo’s engineering ...

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‘Bulawayo’s water crisis needs Jesus’

BULAWAYO’S water supply dams have critically dropped to alarming levels, with the city council’s engineering department urging residents to earnestly pray for rains otherwise there shall be a disaster. Yesterday, the city council took city councillors, the media on a tour around the city’s supply dams and ...

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BCC worried about increasing fire outbreaks

By Memory Ncube BULAWAYO councillors have expressed concern over the increasing number of fire outbreaks in the city, which have caused massive destruction to property  and have proposed that a fire levy be introduced. According to the latest council minutes, the Committee on Environmental Management ...

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