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BURA speaks on pre-paid water meters

BURA speaks on pre-paid water meters

The Bulawayo Residents Association (BURA) has distanced itself from the protest marches against the pre-paid water metering choosing instead to engage the Bulawayo City Council and government in dialogue over the issue. BURA members were conspicuous with their absence in last Friday’s street protests which ... Read More »

Businesses reject Council’s mock mall

Businesses reject Council’s mock mall

Shop owners operating in the vicinity of the statue of the Late Dr Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo have raised concern with  Bulawayo City Council’s decision to bring back the pedestrian mall saying it was an unprofitable venture. Last year, a mock mall was erected from the ... Read More »

Council dismisses ‘malicious’ Ebola reports

Council dismisses ‘malicious’ Ebola reports

THE BULAWAYO City Council has dismissed as untrue, messages circulating on social networking platforms, informing residents that cases of the Ebola virus have been reported in Nketa, Nkulumane and Emganwini suburbs as of yesterday. The messages sent residents into panic mode prompting the local authority to ... Read More »

Council endorses 2017 Afcon bid

Council endorses 2017 Afcon bid

Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has picked Bulawayo as a possible second host city for 2017 African Cup of Nations and both parties have inked an agreement. The other host city is Harare and according to Zifa, Barbourfields and  the National Sports Stadium would not require ... Read More »

Council has no code of conduct for errant councillors

Council has no code of conduct for errant councillors

THE BULAWAYO City Council has no code of conduct for councillors amid concerns by residents that several of their ward representatives are exhibiting uncouth behaviour. Residents in a number of suburbs are angry at their councillors whom they accuse of excluding them on developmental issues. ... Read More »

Council approves construction of tuck shops in Cowdray Park

Council approves construction of tuck shops in Cowdray Park

BULAWAYO City Council has allocated land to Cowdray Park residents, under the Hlalani Kuhle housing project, land to construct tuck shops due to a shortage of shopping facilities in the sprawling suburb. Hlalani Kuhle was built following government’s controversial Operation Murambatsvina to accommodate thousands of ... Read More »

Lack of street lights worries residents

Lack of street lights worries residents

BULAWAYO mayor, Councillor Martin Moyo, has said the local authority has no policy to refund residents who contribute funds towards a particular project in their suburbs but urged councillors to encourage residents to be self-sufficient. This comes amid reports that residents from Woodlands suburb were ... Read More »

Egodini tender in limbo

Egodini tender in limbo

CONFUSION, bureaucracy continues to dog the much anticipated renovation of Basch Street terminus in Bulawayo The Bulawayo City Council entered into a deal, worth about $60 million, with a South African civil engineering firm, Terracotta Trading (Pvt) Ltd, to transform the commuter omnibus terminus, popularly ... Read More »

Plot to oust Byo mayor crumbles

Plot to oust Byo mayor crumbles

AN attempt to oust the Bulawayo mayor failed to materialise on Wednesday after councillors behind the clandestine plot boycotted voting in protest over the procedure. Councillor Martin Moyo was on the brink of being toppled by councillors suspected to be from the breakaway MDC-Renewal team. ... Read More »

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 »