Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo

Gweru revenue collection declines

Gweru revenue collection declines

Gweru City Council revenue inflows declined by 50 % in a space of four months this year, raising fears the local authority will find it harder to meet salary obligations.

Zhombe chieftainship row taken to High Court

Zhombe chieftainship row taken to High Court

THE long-running Samambwa chieftainship wrangle in Zhombe has spilled into the High Court with family members demanding that President Robert Mugabe should reverse his decision to appoint Samuel Samambwa as substantive chief.

Chombo suspends Gweru councillors

Chombo suspends Gweru councillors

Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo has suspended three MDC-T councillors in Gweru on allegations of abuse of office and council property.

Chombo delays ‘urgent’ Bulawayo water project

Chombo delays ‘urgent’ Bulawayo water project

THE government has since last year been sitting on a request by the Bulawayo City Council to partner with the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) in the rehabilitation of Nyamandlovu aquifer boreholes.

Gwanda council gets embroiled in scandal

Gwanda council gets embroiled in scandal

THE cash-strapped Gwanda municipality has been sucked in yet another scandal after it entered into a partnership with a land developer that will see the local authority lose over 320 housing stands for the construction of a mere 17 three-roomed semi-detached houses and servicing of 136 medium-density stands.

Council blasts govt directive on salaries

Council blasts govt directive on salaries

THE Bulawayo City Council is in a catch 22 situation over a government directive for it to hike workers’ salaries at a time when the cash-strapped local authority plans to retrench, as the wage bill is unsustainable.

Civil servants ordered to pay rentals

Civil servants ordered to pay rentals

There has been an outcry in Victoria Falls, as civil servants living in government houses were ordered to pay rentals ranging from $50 to $120, amid reports the cash-strapped government is trying to boost its coffers.

Chombo rejects Kwekwe budget

Chombo rejects Kwekwe budget

LOCAL government minister Ignatius Chombo rejected the first budget submitted by Kwekwe City Council, saying they should first comply with government directive to slash town clerk Emanuel Musara’s salary.

Zvishavane budget finally approved

Zvishavane budget finally approved

THE Local Government, Public Works and National Housing ministry finally approved Zvishavane Town Council’s $6,5 million 2015 budget after months of bickering.

Concourt postpones devolution case

Concourt postpones devolution case

THE Constitutional Court (Concourt) yesterday postponed indefinitely an application filed by Lobengula MP Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, to compel the government to immediately implement devolution of power as provided for in the new Constitution, after two Cabinet ministers cited in the matter failed to file opposing affidavits.

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