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Council accuses residents associations of sabotage

Council accuses residents associations of sabotage

The Bulawayo City Council has accused residents associations of sabotage, claiming they do not want assist the local authority fulfil its mandate. Contributing to a debate during a special council meeting on Thursday, where a $158 million 2015 budget was unveiled, councillors slammed the associations ... Read More »

Council adopts 2015 budget…tariffs go up by 4%

Council adopts 2015 budget…tariffs go up by 4%

The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has adopted a $158 million 2015 budget with tariffs set to be increased by a marginal 4 percent, as the local authority strives to improve service delivery. The proposed expenditure budget is pegged at $107 million and the capital budget ... Read More »

Govt orders councils to instal prepaid water meters

Govt orders councils to instal prepaid water meters

THE Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate has reportedly instructed local authorities to introduce prepaid water meters in their respective cities and towns to increase revenue collection, despite objections from residents. Sources said the water ministry communicated that local councils had to enforce prepaid water ... Read More »

Council reintroduces maternity fees

Council reintroduces maternity fees

The Bulawayo City Council has reintroduced maternity fees at its clinics in defiance of a government directive that all health facilities in the country should offer free maternity services. The Government of National Unity in 2012 scrapped maternity fees as a move to improve maternal ... Read More »

Byo mayor heads for culture indaba in Argentina

Byo mayor heads for culture indaba in Argentina

BULAWAYO mayor, Councillor Martin Moyo will this month attend a special meeting on culture to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The meeting that has been organised by the committee on culture of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), is expected to table a ... Read More »

BancABC to offer BCC $13m loan

BancABC to offer BCC $13m loan

Regional banking giant BancABC has offered Bulawayo City Council a  $13 million loan for the rehabilitation of the city’s sewer reticulation infrastructure. The council intends to use part of the funds to fix broken down sewer pipes in Nkulumane and Sauerstown suburbs. BCC applied for ... Read More »

Bulawayo road network in deplorable state

Bulawayo road network in deplorable state

Only 351 kilometres of Bulawayo’s road network stretching over 2000 kilometres is in good condition, a senior council official revealed. Speaking at an all stakeholders budget consultative meeting held at the Small City Hall on Thursday, Director of Engineering Services, Engineer Simela Dube told stakeholders ... Read More »

Byo businesses failing to pay rates

Byo businesses failing to pay rates

BULAWAYO companies are struggling to pay council rates, to the extent that some of them have asked the local authority to write off their arrears, as they reel under the economic pinch. This came out a full council meeting yesterday  with councillors indicating that it ... Read More »

Council refurbishes water, sewer treatment facilities

Council refurbishes water, sewer treatment facilities

The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) and World Vision Friday commissioned the refurbished water and sewer treatment plants at Criterion Water Works and Magwegwe Ponds. The project will result in the improvement of water quality and increase ... Read More »

Council dismisses water cuts hoax messages

Council dismisses water cuts hoax messages

The Bulawayo City Council has dismissed as untrue, messages circulating on social networking platforms, informing residents that the local authority will terminate water supplies to the whole city from Friday to Monday. Radio Dialogue was Thursday morning inundated with enquiries from worried residents who had ... Read More »