Mayor Herbert Gomba is happy with the calibre of his fellow councillors and the management team but was quick to point that non performers will be asked to pave way for new blood.

The second state of the city address by His Worship Mayor Herbert Gomba has attracted big names in the city that include former Mayors Muchadeyi Masunda, Bernard Manyenyeni, diplomats, Government officials, and Members of Parliament.

All strategic business units under the City of Harare have been given targets as the city moves to gain maximum value from its investments.

Government has endorsed Harare City Council move to use alternative water treatment chemicals that will reduce the number from nine to at least four.

Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Hon July Moyo has dispelled speculation that he is at loggerheads with Harare City councilors.

Harare City Council has endorsed the engagement of four Chinese companies to carry out urgent water and wastewater delivery projects valued at more than US$868 million.

ABANDONED car sales in suburban areas are to be removed and the vehicles will be auctioned if not claimed within 30 days.

Harare City Council will soon charge other local authorities for services rendered by its Emergency Services Division.

Harare city fathers have approved the signing of a memorandum of agreement with a private company, Sesani Private limited to create light rail transport system known as a tramways, to end the current transport woes and reduce congestion.

A special committee tasked by Council to look into the performance of the city’s markets has urged council to plough back to the market section as the lack of adequate infrastructure is giving room to space barons who capitalize on the people’s need to have shelter.

Harare needs new cleaner sources of water, Town Clerk Eng Hosiah Chisango has said.

Harare City Council has urged the Government to focus on implementing the long term solutions of the city’s water crisis through the construction of Kunzvi and Musami Dams.

Council in partnership with Swaszy Granite are constructing over 3000 tamper proof executive graves that match international standards at Warren Hills Executive Memorial Park.

Mayor Hebert Gomba says Harare is the number one investment desination in Zimbabwe.

Council is expanding Highlands Boundary Clinic to accommodate additional services.

City officials who worked with the late Head of Development Control Mr Gift Jumburu have described him as a hardworking and ethical leader.

Council has changed the Standard Operating Procedure for the submission of water and sewer designs to comply with the Geographical Information System (GIS) compatible format.

Council has stepped up its efforts to rejuvenate the city to compete with other world class capitals and attract crucial investments.

Harare City Council is set to beautify and transform the face of the city in the next phase of the 3-year-old 100-day Rapid Results Initiative.

Deputy Mayor Enock Mupamawonde, Environment Management Committee chairperson councilor Kudzai Kadzombe and her deputy Councilor Stewart Mutizwa on Tuesday met Government officials over the water crisis. 

Kuwadzana 6 Council Primary school drum marjorettes won the overall position 1 at the National Schools Competition held at the just ended Zimbabwe Agricultural Show.

Harare City Council has cushioned its employees against economic hardships in line with arbitral awards granted to workers for Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for the year 2018 as well as Hardship/Cushioning Allowance for 2019.

Council has partnered a local environment management company - Clean City for door to door refuse collection in 22 suburbs. 

Ward 41 Councillor Kudzai Kadzombe has commended the great work being done in her ward by a private organisation, Dawn Properties.

Harare City Council will soon pull down CBD toilets and build bigger and customer responsive facilities.

Splash Paints has donated an assortment of paints and associated materials worth RTGS$250 000 to City of Harare to paint councils’ headquarters, Town House.

GARBAGE dump clearance has begun across the city as council implements a raft of measures to liven up the city.

Eunice Thole from Dzivaresekwa has won the Zimbabwe Agriculture Show Microenterprise Section competition.

Harare City Council has won the local Authorities Challenge Trophy at the inaugural Zimbabwe Agriculture Show.

Satewave Technologies has expresed desire to partner Harare City Council in achieving a smart city as part of the world class vision roadmap.

Residents should expect more boreholes in their areas as council and Government begin working on a long-term potable water solution, Town Clerk, Eng. Hosiah Chisango has said.

The 2025 vision being exhibited by the City at this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe Agriculture Show is exciting many residents.

The Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network, held a drug abuse awareness workshop at Rowan Martin Building to educate Council workers.

ProBin Waste Management is set to partner Harare City Council in managing litter through the introduction of underground bins.

A tour of some of the illegal settlements, by the Joint Environmental Management and Education, Health and Housing, Licensing and Community Services Committee as they prepare for todays illegal settlements regularisation meeting was an eye opener for councillors, EMC chairperson Cllr Kudzai Kadzombe has said.

Harare City Council is keen to showcase the various business opportunities which exist in the city at the Dubai 2020 Expo held in Dubai from October 20, 2020 to April 1, 2021.

Harare City Queens FC players impressed at the just ended 2019 COSAFA Senior and U20 Women’s Championship which ended last week in the Nelson Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth South Africa with Cynthia Shonga being crowned the goalkeeper of the tournament.

Mayoress Lydia Gomba will support Mufakose Area J Vocational Training Centre. 

Churches on council leased land have until the 30th of September to pay outstanding debts or risk being evicted from council land, Council has warned.

Council is setting up a School of Excellency to train in capacity building programmes to improve employees' skills and competencies.

Harare City Council in partnership with Redeemed Christian Church of God has handed over a solar powered borehole to the residents of Mabvuku Tafara Ward 19.

Council is intensfying revenue collection in new revenue streams to ease pressure on raising rates for ratepayers.

Council has reduced the number of workshops outside the city boundaries as a cost cutting measure.

Council is owed more than $925 million by Government, business and residents a situation which has seen council failing to provide basic services.

Ward 9 Councilor Stewart Mutizwa has reignited his energy to work for the upliftment of his ward.

Environmental Management Committee Vice Chairperson, Clr Stewart Mutizwa says council is attending to Sentosa and Mabelreign's perrennial water shortages.

Council’s mass transport system plans have been boosted by the return of ZUPCO buses on the city’s roads.

Harare City Council will open its swimming pools to the public on August 20.

Harare City Council nurses are not on go slow as alleged by sections of the media, Acting Human Capital Director Retired Major Matthew Marara has said.

Junior President of Zimbabwe Mukudzeiishe Madzivire recently met with the Harare City Junior Council to explore ways to work together to advance the cause of children.

Glen View Area 8 Complex traders will next month be moved to a holding site to pave way for infrastructure development.

Rwandan Ambassador to Zimbabwe James Musoni has commended Harare City for engaging the private sector in city beautification programmes.

Harare City Council has appointed new boards for its business units with town clerk Engineer Hosiah Chisango the only council official to sit in the Harare Sunshine Holdings Board.

LAND invaders are losing thousands of dollars in illegal investments following council's decision to pull down structures built onwetlands, school and clinic sites.

First Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa has commended the Harare Mayor's Cheer Fund for transforming the lives of the under- priviledged.
She was speaking during a High Tea fundraising programme event held at Harare House today.

Town clerk Engineer Hosiah Chisango has urged corporates and residents to contribute to the city’s cleanliness saying it was a collective duty to ensure that Harare regains its Sunshine City Status.

Council is setting up its own production hubs to supply goods and services internally and to the corporate world, Ward 12 Councilor Tafadzwa Mangwiro has said.

Harare City Council has suspended its regional building inspector Mr Roy Nyabvure for allegedly defying a council resolution when he approved building plans on an area under investigation.

Ward 38 Cllr Clifton Zumba has bemoaned vandalism of council property especially tower lights in and around his ward saying it was curtailing council efforts to develop the city.

Ward 20 Councillor Mercy Kasvosve has applauded residents in her ward for complementing the city in contributing towards service delivery initiatives.

City of Harare has opened another school, Tariro Council Primary School in Hopley as the city continues to decentralise educational facilities.

Harare residents are praising the city and it’s partners for beautifying road islands in and around the Central Business District saying the duty to maintain the good works was a collective one between council and residents.

Council is urging tenants occupying municipal properties to regularize their stay by registering into the city’s new Lease Management System.

Barely days after an inferno razed down parts of Siyaso Home Industry Complex, another fire has gutted a mini shopping mall at Mbare at the busy Mbare Musika destroying property worth thousands of dollars and leaving several entrepreneurs hopeless.

THE 2020 budget will largely address water, sanitation and hygiene issues to avert challenges of cholera and other water borne disease outbreaks, town clerk Eng Hosiah Chisango has said.

Harare City Council ha achieved positive results despite the economic challenges facing the country and local authorities, Deputy Mayor Cllr Enock Mupamawonde has said.

Council has has set up a four member team to engage Government over the city's worsening water crisis.

Women need to be acknowledged and be incorporated in all issues to do with policy and decision making frameworks in all major government institutions, City Council female officials have said.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is tommorrow expected to officially open Tariro Clinic and Youth Centre in Hopley, a project carried by Harare City Council with its partners United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Larfarge Cement.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has bought into Harare City Council’s vision of providing quality healthcare after officially opening the city's new institution Tariro Clinic and Youth Centre in Hopley saying the concept should be replicated by other council’s countrywide.

Harare City Council’s supplementary budget is meant to strengthen service delivery especially in the water and sanitation sector, Chairperson of Finance and Development Committee Councillor Luckson Mukunguma has said.

Harare City Council has announced a supplementary budget of RTGS$829,86 million which will largely come from property tax, ZINARA and billboards among other sources with the bulk of the money going towards service delivery.

The proposed Showgrounds Local Development Plan (LDP) number 42 is now on public display and is open for scrutiny and objections.

Harare has become one of the tourist destinations in the country because of a number of the tourist attractions in and around the city.

Harare City Council is repairing grit elevators and biological water filters at Firle and Crowborough Wastewater Treatment Plants to improve wastewater reticulation and increase the amount of wastewater treated at the plant to 126 mega litres per day.

Harare City Council has approved the release of $1,4 million being part of a pool of reserved funds provided in the 2019 Capital Project to facilitate preliminary works for the designing and drawing of plans for the construction of the 45 000 seater High Glen Stadium.

Community Water Alliance (CWA) has backed Harare City Council’s (HCC) stance to declare the provision of portable water a national disaster.

Harare City Council is opening a fully-fledged district office in Southlea Park a move which is expected to shorten the distance travelled by residents of Fidelity Park, Ushewokunze and Southlea Park.

Harare City Council is set to partner Pinnacle Holdings in regularizing Stoneridge and surrounding suburbs in Harare South.

District officers have been implored to keep abreast of developments in council to allow them to address service delivery issues.

Harare City Council has commemorated the World Book Day at Kuwadzana Library as a way of showing the community the importance of the libraries and a reading culture.

HARARE City Council has recommended that the water situation be declared a national emergency to allow partners to move in and assist.

Harare City Council has engaged a number of contractors to clear garbage dumps in a move that will bring joy to many residents.

Harare City Councils’ major priorities are the provision of clean potable water and trafficable roads, Mayor Herbert Gomba has said.

As part of transformation and work culture change Harare City Council has set up a strategic team tasked with spearheading revenue collection in seven identified areas.

Splash Paints and Plastics has donated an assortment of road marking and building paint to Harare City Council complementing the city’s efforts to create a smart city.

The Minister of Local Government Public Works and National Housing Hon July Moyo led an inter-ministerial task force set up by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to sanitize Harare South on a familiarization tour of the area.

Perrenial water woes in Sentosa and Greencroft are set to ease after council commissioned three water pumps at Blue Lagoon Pump Station.

Harare City Council will close down institutions which are operating illegally among them churches, hotels, universities and restaurants.

Dominican Convent Advanced Level pupils carried out an educational tour of various sites and monuments in Harare.

Harare City Council is worried with the rate at which people are losing their investments to fraudsters especially when there is enough publicity against buying council land from third parties.

The much awaited, state of the art, Hopley Polyclinic and Youth Centre is set to be opened next month.

Council is ready to welcome investors and to facilitate linkages with Government departments and private business entities, Acting Mayor Cllr Ian Makone has said.

China Machinery Engineering Corporation, the company contracted to rehabilitate Harare water and sewage system under the $144 million loan facility from China Exim Bank has cleared grey areas in the execution of the project saying project vehicles which cost $1 million were required for the project.

Harare City Council has created a Strategic Monitoring Unit tasked with championing the achievement of various departmental goals through providing strategies that improve service delivery.

A Harare City Council delegation led by Mayor Herbert Gomba and town clerk Engineer Hosiah Chisango met Finance and Economic Development Minister this afternoon to discuss an array of issues affecting the city.

Harare City Council is set to introduce a system which allows business people to apply and be issued with business licenses online to reduce human interface and corruption.

Harare City Council is partnering Dialogue on Shelter, Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation Safe and inclusive Cities in showcasing opportunities which exist for youths in urban governance and development.

ZIMBABWEAN born and Canadian based doctor Norman Museve has donated an assortment of medical equipment and medicines to Highfield Polyclinic.

Harare City Council has the equivalent local currency to bring in the 15 refuse trucks which have been holed up in South Africa since 2017 due to the unavailability of the required US$1.3 million to complete the purchase of the trucks.

Building owners in Harare are being encouraged to repaint and renovate their dilapidated buildings in line with Harare City council’s vision of attaining a world class city by 2025.

COUNCIL management has been challenged to close all leakages and innovate on new revenue sources.

Harare City Council has targeted to allocate 10 000 residential stands through a Pre-Selling Housing Pay Scheme this year.

Harare City Council has introduced a cocktail of measures to cut costs and enhance revenue collection as the local authority forges with solutions to improve service delivery.

President Mnangagwa has echoed Mayor Herbert Gomba's calls for CBD buildings refurbishment.

City of Harare has revived its graduate trainee program which is aimed at capacitating the city’s various departments.

Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba has implored residents to embrace technology as the city accelerates its efforts to build smart schools and achieve a World Class City status by 2025.

Harare City Council is concerned with the mushrooming of illegal billboards on road verges and private properties across the city.

Harare City is reviewing its operations through the strengthening of its systems and realignment of duties, deployment and redeployment of staff to areas of competence in line with our vision of achieving a world class city by 2025.


Located at the heart of the Central Business District, the evergreen Harare Gardens is an awesome place to take a moment of undefiled wander of thoughts.

Glen View 9 Primary School has for the fifth year running proved to be the top council school, after posting impressive results in the Grade Seven November 2017 examinations.

The congestion and increased human and vehicular traffic in Harare is proving a boon for petty “tricksters” thieves who are fleecing shoppers and visitors to the Central Business District.

THE talismanic Harare City Volleyball player Progress Gasa started playing volleyball as a catalyst to travel around Masvingo Province where she was born.


The fire brigade and the Corporate Communications Division are spearheading a fire away awareness campaign citywide.

To the old, memories of Harare are related to the restrictions along First Street by the white settlers during the colonial era.

We have witnessed a proliferation of illegal settlements as we move towards the harmonised elections. City authorities will not be manipulated to regularise illegalities.

Ladies and gentlemen before I go into my speech, allow me to say, as a city we are humbled by your keen interest to invest in Harare. We thank you for showing interest and hope that we will work together for the development of our city and our residents.

Following the unprecedented levels of anarchy obtaining in Zimbabwe’s Urban Local Authorities especially Harare City Council’s Central Business District we are compelled to act before the situation degenerates to even lower levels.

Harare City Junior Council in partnership with Miracle Missions, African Evangelistic Enterprise Zimbabwe (AEEZ) and Forestry Commission on Friday 1ST of December 2017 held a tree planting day at Waterfalls District Council Offices.

Christ Embassy Southern Africa donated 240 pads towards the Harare Junior Council million pads campaign on Tuesday 5 December 2017.

The City of Harare has developed a framework for inner city renewal which is aimed at decongesting the City and bringing order and sanity in the Central Business District.

Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is in on rise in the Harare, City Health Director Dr Prosper Chonzi has warned.

Residents have been warned against illegally settling on land reserved for public amenities as this may affect service delivery in the long run.
Land barons have been parcelling land reserved for clinics and other amenities to unsuspecting residents.

The board mandated to turn around the fortunes of Harare Quarry held its inaugural meeting today and appointed Eng Phillip Pfukwa to run the affairs of the city’s strategic business unit for the next six months while the hunt for a substantive general manager and key personnel takes place.

Harare residents would appreciate that for service delivery to take place there has to be enough resources to fund the various service delivery activities. The city is faced with similar cash flow problems that are affecting any other sector of the economy and is also not immune to bill payment apathy by its various service delivery recipients.


As the city moves towards achieving a World Class City status, various changes are happening in the City’s Layout plans. Our reporter Bothwell Petro (BP) chats with Town Planner Mr Samuel Nyabezi (SN) on the recent changes to the Avondale Master Plan.

Acting Town Clerk Mrs Josephine Ncube says a clean city will ensure the good health of residents and visitors.

Ward 33, Councillor Oddrey Chirombe has partnered the Youth Empowerment of Zimbabwe to offer career training programmes for Budiriro residents.

The new Housing and Social Development Director Mr Edmore Nhekairo.

The new Housing and Social Development Director Mr Admore Nhekairo


Eng. Chisango  Mr Kwenda
              Eng. Chisango                             Mr Kwenda

A special council approved the appointment of three substantive directors. Eng Hosea Chisango is now the full time time director at Water while Mr Tendai Kwenda is now substantive finance director. Mr Admore Nhekairo who until now has been the director of Housing in Marondera is now the city's director of Housing and Social Development.

May I recognise the presence of Acting Town Clerk Mrs Josephine Ncube, heads of departments, council staff and most importantly our friends from the media.

As the continuing rains threaten normal ways of life and movement we share a message of alert!

Harare City Council is investigating circumstances that led to the allocation of residential stands 50 metres from Marimba River in Budiriro 5 Extension next to Marange Shopping Complex following the flooding of several properties in the area due to heavy rains.

In light of the current outbreak of typhoid in the city circumstances on the ground have forced us to take drastic measures to contain the spread of the disease.

I seek to address the issue of urban agriculture which has been wrongly interpreted in the media. The impression that has been given of Harare City Council is that of an institution bend on frustrating the people.

We have recorded four cases of positive typhoid which include the one for the girl who passed on. So far we have 14 people receiving treatment at Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital. They are all out of danger and could be discharged anytime today. Of the three positive cases (live people) two have since been discharged. We are encouraging people with headaches; high temps; stomach aches and any other pain to come and receive free treatment.

Harare City Council is attending to suspected typhoid cases in Mbare following the death of a 13 year old girl. We are still investigating to confirm whether the death was a result of typhoid.

Mufakose soccer fans and surrounding areas are set for exciting times after council agreed to repair Mufakose Stadium to meet the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) and Premier Soccer League (PSL) standards for Division 1 matches.

Harare City Council has introduced two weekend central business district flea markets to cater for the busy festive season and has also temporarily regularised a number of suburban vending spaces to afford residents relief from running battles with law enforcement agents.

Harare is mobilising resources from Government departments, the army, police and corporates to put down the fire at the Pomona dumpsite.

Harare Deputy Mayoress Mrs Ntombi Olpha Mbanga (66) will be buried tomorrow (Thursday) Warren Hills Cemetery at 1130hrs.

Harare City Council is developing a new cemetery at Eyerstone Residential Estate measuring 150 hectares following the decommissioning of Warren Hills cemetery early this year.

The High Court has upheld an appeal against conviction and sentence by Harare City Council for one of its staffers Kosamu Ngoma working in the Traffic enforcement division after the state consented that the magistrate’s court had erred in passing judgement.


Residents of Belvedere, Kuwadzana and business premises in the Central Business District will be billed for actual consumption after the Harare Water Department started installing a massive 13 400 temper-proof conventional water meters.

Council has approved a Supplementary Capital Budget of 2.7 million dollars in the 2016 capital budget for the procurement of twenty new refuse compactors.

Council has engaged Government to push for a change of policy over the collection of vehicle licence fees, Acting Town Clerk Mrs Josephine Ncube has revealed.

Days of engaging in illegal activities in Harare are fast coming to an end, Acting Town Clerk, Mrs Josephine Ncube has warned.

City of Harare Fire Brigade was handed over, two fire tenders and has been provided with training recently by Operation Florian of the United Kingdom at an event which took place at the Harare Fire Station.

HARARE City Junior Council has a new executive that was put in office recently at a glittering ceremony at Town House.

Harare City council is urging residents and businesses to clear drains on the frontage of their properties to avert flooding this coming rain season following reports by weather experts that Zimbabwe will receive heavy rains.

Harare City Council can disconnect water defaulters without a court order, provided the city follows provisions of the Harare (Water) By-laws S.164-1913, the High Court has ruled.

Using pirate taxis and hanging from a moving are now a punishable offences in Harare following amendments to the Harare (Traffic) (Amendment) By-Laws, 2016.

Harare City Council takes great concern and reservation with an article that appeared in The Sunday Mail of 18 September 2016 headlined Cattle, donkeys get “freedom of the city” and an editorial in The Herald of 20 September 2016 titled: Harare can’t be returned to Stone Age.

Harare City Council has lined up three separate pre 2017 budget consultative meetings with different interest groups to invite input into next year’s budget.

It is indeed my singular honour to officiate at the unveiling of the Botswana 50 logo. As Africans we have travelled the same path in our fight to emancipate ourselves from years of bondage and it is that history that binds us together as a people.

Harare will host the second edition of the local authorities’ sports festival end of October.

Harare City Council continues to engage the community through the promotion of community development programmes aimed at improving the quality of citizens lives at grassroots levels.

Harare is fast mutating into a vibrant 24 hour city and in the process living by the city’s Haarare monicker.

Harare Central Business District built up space is soon going to have a major facelift following approval by council for the construction of several world class buildings that include the majestic expansion of the Legacy Hotel (Crown Plaza Hotel).

Councillor Tafadzwa Machemedze has been sworn into office as councillor for ward 30, he replaces the late Cllr Farai Muzhinyi who passed away early this year

Harare City Council has fully embraced new revenue collection platforms. Realising that the bulk of municipal customers are pressed for hard cash, the city introduced point of sale machines at all its revenue collection halls.

Residents should always be on the lookout for vandals defacing or removing street signs with street names and directions as these are important features of the urban environment.

Today’s press conference on illegal settlements is probably the last one we are going to have before action is taken against the law breakers. We have on numerous occasions issued warnings in the hope that the perpetrators/invaders of municipal land would understand and see reason.

The installation of prepaid smart water meters is progressing well in the pilot sites with residents roundly welcoming the newest water management gadget.

The City of Harare announces with a deep sense of sorrow the death of Councillor Farai Muzhinyi who died yesterday (02 May 2016) at Parirenyatwa Hospital after succumbing to accident injuries. He was a Councillor for Ward 30 - Glen View. May His Soul Rest in Peace.

The City of Harare announces with a deep sense of sorrow the death of two of its employees who died yesterday (24 February 2016) in Msasa Park during an operation to unblock a wastewater line.

Members of the public should stop paying membership fees to housing cooperative management committees.

Illegal traders at Mbare Musika have heeded Harare City Council calls for order at the busy bus terminus by volunteering to pull down their illegal structures.

The City has entered into a pilot electronic bill payment agreement with CBZ Bank which will see the later accepting payments from Harare ratepayers from all their branches countrywide.

Harare City Council has begun servicing of residential stands as part of its broader mission to provide decent and affordable housing to residents.

Here is the checklist of requirements for acceptance of building plans for regularisation in selected townships



Harare City Council is carrying an educational campaign in partnership with Kimberly Clark manufacturers of Huggies Diapers and Kotex Sanitary pads in the safe disposal of diapers.

Tamuka Foundation and Friends of Dzikwa Society have received school stationary for children housed at the two centres from the Harare Mayor’s Cheer Fund.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a prosperous 2016. I am happy we have started the year on a high with regards your concerns over vending and the solutions that we may have as a city.

Harare City Council informs its valued water consumers that due to a scheduled Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority maintenance of electrical transformers on Saturday (09-01-16) between 0800hrs and 1600hrs there will be no power at the Prince Edward Water Treatment Plant.

Harare City Council has responded well to calls by the public to service residential land as a measure to guard against land thefts, illegal occupations and fleecing of the public.

Ms Dorothy Mavalwane has been appointed Acting Monitoring and Evaluations Manager. Her substantive position is Principal Customer Relations Officer.

Michael ChidemeMr Michael Chideme has been appointed Acting Corporate Communications Manager. His substantive position is Principal Communications Officer (Press and Publicity).

Rtd Major Matthew Marara has been appointed Acting Director of Housing and Community Services. The department was hived out of the Corporate Services and Housing Department to recreate a dedicated department.

Among his major tasks is to spearhead housing delivery to meet the Government stipulated 105 000 housing units by 2018.

Harare City Council is advising all illegal settlers on Ingwe and Crowborough Farms to move out of the wastewater treatment farms immediately because pumping of wastewater to irrigate the grazing pastures has begun.

Information Communications Technology (ICT) manager Mr Samson Madzokere says the first phase of the connection of revenue collection points to the Wide Area Network has completed.

A total of US$56 million is required to fully provide services in Harare’s newest suburb, Caledonia, a Cabinet Minister has said.

City Health Director Dr Prosper Chonzi today took a tour Caledonia Satellite Clinic to familiarize with the health requirements at Harare’s newest suburb.

Harare City Council will not increase charges for main line services such as water, property tax, health services and refuse fees next year, according to a $343 million budget for 2016 unveiled by the city yesterday.

Harare City has launched a 24 hour sexual gender based violence (SGBV) clinic to cater for victims of rape and gender violence.

The Harare City Football Club sponsored junior football development tournament quarter finals were played amid pomp and funfair at Gwanzura Stadium on Saturday.

Keynote address by Honourable S. Kasukuwere (MP), Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing at the Harare City Council (HCC) Municipal Business Licencing Mapping Stakeholder Validation Workshop: Rainbow Towers 30 September 2015.

The City Health Department has launched a short messages service (SMS) platform to improve service delivery and increase provider-client interaction.

Harare City Health Department is upgrading polyclinics into enhanced health delivery centres in a move geared to change the face of health provision in the city.

The Harare Metropolitan Police shooting team ended this year’s shooting season on a high after scooping several awards at the President’s Medal Shoot competition.

Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni, Councillors, Acting Town Clerk Mrs Josephine Ncube, Management and Staff feel sadly robbed by the death of Deputy Mayor Cllr Thomas Muzuva who passed away on 23 September.

Cllr Muzuva popularly referred by his totem ‘Shumba’ was a principled, objective, dependable and towering figure whose wise counsel and intimate knowledge of council operations helped shape the course of debate at council. He was a good listener, advisor, debater and honest servant of the people.

He joined council in 2008 and from the time he entered councillorship he never looked back. We are happy he played his part diligently and has left all of us to finish the good work we started together.

Even on his death bed he would ask about the development projects in his ward and council in general.

Our sympathies go the Muzuva family, his wife Wendy, children and residents of Ward 14 (Kambuzuma).

May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace

Harare City Council is pleased to report on the positive developments taking place at Caledonia Housing Estate from the time council took over management.

THE advantages of prepaid piped water are so many that all, except the dishonest who refuse to pay their bills, will embrace the introduction of new prepaid meters so long as Harare City Council reverses its decision to make residents buy the meters.











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Harare City Council has begun the rollout of the pilot prepaid water meter programme.






Harare City Council (hereinafter referred to as Council) has proposed to make Harare (Human Excreta And Dangerous Substances Not To Be Used As Fertilizer) by-laws, 2015.

Copies of the proposed by-laws will be open for inspection at Council offices (Room 008, Town House) and at all district offices during office hours from 0800 hrs to 1700 hrs. The proposed by-laws may also be downloaded here. Any objections thereto may be lodged with the Acting Town Clerk whose offices are located at Town House, Julius Nyerere Way, Harare.




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Josephine Ncube

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This notice serves to inform all our ratepayers that lawyer Mr Paul Mangwana of Mangwana Legal Practitioners is not in any way engaged to do work on behalf of Harare City Council.

The City Council disassociates itself from contents of a newspaper report in the Financial Gazette dated September 3 to 9, 2015 in which the paper uses unconfirmed reports to insinuate that Council has engaged Mr Mangwana as a debt collector.

The newspaper sought council comment on the matter but chose not to use the council ‘voice’ distancing itself from the allegations.

We have five firms of lawyers that we deal with and Mr Mangwana is not part of the five. He is not contracted by council and is therefore not collecting any money on our behalf.

Harare City Council is pleased to report on the positive developments taking place at Caledonia Housing Estate from the time council took over management.

The District Officer for Mt Pleasant and the Central Business District Mr Gift Jumburu who is heading the registration exercise of vendors was today physically assaulted and injured at the Mupedzanhamo People’s market in Mbare.

Acceptance speech by Harare Acting Mayor Tranos Moyo at the handover ceremony of firefighting equipment by Operation Florian, 31 August, 2015

Harare has appointed Mr. Justin Mandizha as the new Finance Director with effect from 24 August 2015.

Harare City Council has bought two mobile mechanical sweepers that will largely be used in the Central Business District.

Billa Hyder, the world’s tallest man paid a courtesy visit to Town House today.

Harare City’s traffic enforcement division has received a huge boost following the graduation of 26 officers last week.

Eleven fire fighters from the United Kingdom are currently training City of Harare fire fighters on modern trends emergency rescue services.

Harare City Council has opened the Caledonia District Office as part of measures to bring order to the chaotically settled housing estate.

Sungano Yevapostori church has donated baby clothing worth $3500 to be given to new and expecting mothers at Glen View Polyclinic.

My utmost thanks goes to you members of the press for the sterling work that you are doing in giving Harare residents information on goings on in Harare City Council.

Harare City Council will on October 17 host the inaugural inter-cities sports festival at the Belgravia Sports Club.

The festival brings together the following local authorities: Chinhoyi, Marondera, Chitungwiza, Epworth, Ruwa, Norton, Kadoma, Bindura and Chegutu.

Come and watch Councillors, Mayors, Town Clerks, and council employees sweat it out on the sports field.

The sports festival aims to use sport as a platform to build synergies and team work between local authorities and their various stakeholders.

Entertainment galore for the whole family: jumping castle, water games, music and live radio coverage of the event

Vending stalls and advertising space available. Make your bookings now.




Honourable Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, His Worship The Mayor of Harare, Cllr B. Manyenyeni, Council officials and members of the media during a tour of Morton Jafray.



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Harare City Council is redesigning the Glen View Home Industry complex to cater for access roads, sanitary facilities and other amenities that make it easier for the business persons there to operate.

E-billing or Online Bill Enquiry – you just need your ID Number and Account Number for registration to access your bills online wherever you are.

Register today as a first time user and access your account(s) online. The online platform allows you to check your account(s) history, detailed charges levied on the account(s), viewing and printing of current or previous bills, etc.



Payments can be made at: Rowan Martin Building (RMB), Old Mutual Centre and at Council’s District Offices in residential areas. We urge you to pay or honour your municipal bills and other obligations to enable us to provide you with water, trafficable roads, street lighting, refuse removal and above all the quality and efficient service that satisfies you.

Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Cde Saviour Kasukuwere's address to Harare City Councillors on Thursday 23 July 2015.


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    Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Cde Saviour Kasukuwere
  • Minister Kasukuwere During Tour of vending site
    Minister Kasukuwere During Tour of vending site







Cllr MudavanhuHarare Mayor Cllr Bernard Manyenyeni, his deputy Cllr Thomas Muzuva, Councillors, Town Clerk, Management and Staff express their deepest condolences to the Mudavanhu Family on the passing on of Cllr Lancelot Sunshine Munorweyi Mudavanhu.

Harare City Council will greatly miss his services, wise counsel, love for duty and straight forward talk. He was honest, hard working and above all a people person.

To the wife Petronella, children, family and residents of ward 16 (Mabelreign) we say, the loss of Sunshine is shared. He was not yours only, he belonged to us all. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

HARARE CITY Football Club coach Taurai Mangwiro, who is under fire from a section of the team following a poor start to the 2015 season has received vital backing from the executive ahead of a tricky league match against How Mine on Saturday.

The newly formed Zimbabwe Union of Drivers and Conductors is engaging Harare City Council to address congestion and other traffic problems affecting the Sunshine City.

Chairman of Environmental Management Committee Councillor Chris Mbanga is urging residents to pay their municipal bills to enable council to meet its service delivery mandate.

HARARE City Council has engaged the Sports and Recreation Commission to train city employees on social sport management.

…as female coaches undergo Level one training

ZIMBABWE Women Football chairperson Miriam Sibanda shed a few tears as she thanked the Harare City Council for giving women a chance.

TAURAI Mangwiro commands a lot of respect in the football fraternity but that will not earn him a place amongst the ‘immortals’.

Until his name is carved in the biggest cup of them all – the league title – he can then be counted and ‘earn a good name in Athens’.

Harare City FC speed merchant and current club top goal scorer Martin Vegesayi says the Sunshine Boys will apply everything taught at training this week to bury FC Platinum at Rufaro Stadium tomorrow.

Harare City Council has completed data capturing in Caledonia and will soon begin regularising properly sited stands.

HARARE City FC bounced back from the disappointing loss to Triangle last week by beating visiting ZPC Kariba 2-1 at Rufaro Stadium on Wednesday afternoon to keep their spirits high ahead of a tricky encounter against Highlanders on Sunday at Barbourfields Stadium.

It is now official. Five of Harare City revenue districts are now transacting live beginning today.

Boanerges Apostolic Faith Church has taken over the renovation of a Council public toilet at Glen View 3 Shopping Centre.

List of Councillors and their wards

The City of Harare has a council made up of 46 ward-based councillors representing two political parties that is MDC-T, ZANU-PF an Independent Councillor. The council debates local government issues involving both policy and by-laws.

The primary duty of councillors, is to represent the needs and interests of their constituents or wards.


Name of Councillor  Ward Areas Covered
Rai Gwenambira
1 - Harare South
Hopley Farm, Churu Farm
Auxillia Mahachi 2 - Harare Central

Arcadia, Braeside, Eastlea North and South, Cranborne, Queensdale, St. Martins

Innocent Maseko 3 - Mbare Nazareth area, around ZBC
Martin S. Matinyanya
4 - Mbare Musika, Mupedzanhamo,Magaba
Paula Macharangwanda 
5 - Belvedere
Charles Joshua Nyatsuro
6 - Harare Central Avenues
Beadle Musatye Gwasira   7 - Avondale Strathavenue, Avonlea, Kensington, State House, Morris Depot, KG6
Mbanga Christopher Lovemore
8 - Highlands Highlands, Newlands, part of Masasa Park
Musarurwa Stewart Mutizwa        
9 - Greendale Greendale, part of Borrowdale, Greystone Park, Chisipite, Mukandabhutsu
Hammy Madzingira 10 - Sunningdale
Sunningdale & part of Arcadia
Anthony Shingadeya
11 - Mbare
Part of National West & part of Southerton East
Nyemba Maureen                 12 - Mbare
Beatrice cottage, part of Adbenie, National
Peter Moyo                    13 - Southerton Southerton + Lochinvar & part of Rugare
Chinyowa Samuel 14 - Kambuzuma
Tranos Moyo                 15 - Warren Park
Warren Park, Westlea, Mukwisi Gardens 7 Tynwald South   
Peter Clever Manjoro 16 - Mabelreign Mabelreign + part of Tynwald South 
Manyenyeni Bernard Gabriel - Mayor 17 - Mt Pleasant
Mt Pleasant
Allan Norman Markham  18 - Borrowdale Borrowdale, part of Mt. Pleasant  
Munyaradzi F. Kufahakutizwi 19 - Mabvuku Mabvuku
Joseph Rose 20 - Tafara Tafara part of Tafara & Mabvuku
Barnabas Ndira 21 - Mabvuku Mabvuku   
Theresa Manase         
22 - Hatfield Hatfield part of Msasa Park
Cephas Zibute  
23 - Waterfalls Waterfalls   
Job Mbadzi 24 - Highfield
Lusaka, Egypt
Mukunguma Luckson 25 - Highfield Canaan, Machipisa, Proportion
Special Zuze 26 - Highfield Canaan Western, Engineering, part of Industry
Herbert Gomba 27 - Glen Norah Glen Norah C & part of Glen View
Wellington Chikombo 28 - Glen Norah
Glen Norah part of South A
Thomas Chineka     
29 - Glen Norah
Glen Norah part of North A
Machemedze Tafadzwa              
30 - Glen View Glen View 8, part 3, New Stands Glen View 7 & Specimen Glen Norah
Tonderayi Chakeredza 31 - Glen View
Glen View (East) 1, part of 7
Tungamirai Madzokere              
32 - Glen View Glen View (North) 1,2, part of Glen View 3 & 4, Glen View 2 Extension
Oddrey Sydney Chirombe 33 - Budiriro
Budiriro 1,2 & 3
Alisen Moffat 34 - Mufakose
Mhishi, Magamba
Enock Mupamawonde - (Deputy Mayor)        
35 - Mufakose
Loveness Gomba              36 - Mufakose
Urayai Mangwiro               
37 - Kuwadzana
Wilton Janjazi               
38 - Kuwadzana
Gilbert T. Hadebe
39 - Dzivaresekwa
Samuel Garachani 
40 - Dzivaresekwa
Charity Bango
41 - Marlborough
Marlborough, Westgate, Goodhope + part of Tynwald East + part of Avondale
Naboth Munyengera 42 - Hatcliffe
Panganai Charumbira
43 - Budiriro
Budiriro 4 & 5
Resias M. Masunda 44 - Kuwadzana Kuwadzana Extension
Girisoti Mandere 45 - Kuwadzana Kuwadzana Phase 3
Luckmore Mangawa  46 - Harare East
New Mabvuku/ part of Tafara

Harare City Council is happy to announce the milestones achieved in the payment of outstanding salaries. Today 19 May 2015 we paid the January 2015 salaries for all grades and February Salaries for Grades 16-14. Yesterday we completed the payment of the December salaries.

Harare last week hosted a high powered delegation from Cheonan, a city from South Korea with which the city enjoys cordial bilateral relations.

His Worship The Mayor of Harare Cllr Benard Manyenyeni Cllr. B. G. Manyenyeni was a Career Business Relationship Executive in financial services business for over 25 years. He has handled portfolios of some of Zimbabwe’s top corporates in various executive capacities. Cllr B. Manyenyeni is a well-blended, multi-branded community individual, relating with a diverse mix of Zimbabweans of all backgrounds – a bankable attribute for an assignment to Town House. He is an effective leadership team player and interacts very well across most ‘barriers’.

Full Names: Bernard Gabriel Manyenyeni

Born in 1965 in Mvurwi, Zimbabwe.

Married to Fran (nee Mukura) with two sons. 

Academic Qualifications:

After initially studying Corporate Business Management, completed a M.Sc. degree in Strategic Management in July 2003 with the University of Derby. He did a dissertation on “The Role of Managed Funds in Venture Capital Raising.”

Former Schools

  • St Clare’s Primary School Murehwa

  • Murehwa Central Primary School

  • Bindura Salvation Army Primary School

  • St Ignatius College

  • Marlborough High School

  • University of Derby

Employment Profile

Present Positions:

Altfin Life Assurance Company

General Manager and Principal Officer over-seeing the entire operations of the medium sized life and Pensions Company managing a multi-million dollar portfolio.


Mayor of Harare - 2013 - 2018

Previous Employment

GP2 Asset Management (Private) Limited

He joined a start-up team of two in August 2003 as the Marketing Director then promoted to Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in October 2004. Grew the company to become the largest independent asset management company in record time up to the date of its unfortunate closure in 2005.

AON Zimbabwe (formerly Minet Insurance Brokers the largest broker in Zimbabwe and second worldwide then)

Joined as Divisional Manager in May 1998 and promoted to Operations Director in June 1999.

Zimbabwe Insurance Brokers Limited

Senior Broker Life and Pensions reporting to the AGM Operations - Aug 1990 to May 1998.

Old Mutual Limited Group Pensions

Initially as an administrator, then Account Executive involved in marketing and account relationship management for group pension and related funds.

Air Malawi Limited

Sales and Reservations Assistant based at the Harare office.

Other Positions and Interest

Past President of the Rotaract Club of Harare Central – the junior wing of Rotary Club. He served and represented at Club, District and World Committee levels. Conferred Honorary Life Membership in 1995. Received the club’s first Lifetime Service Award in March 2008.

Was the Vice Chairman of the country’s biggest sports club Harare Sports Club and now an honorary life member.

A member of Royal Harare Golf Club, REPS Theatre and Trader Horn Boating Club.

Past Vice Chairman of the Life Offices Association of Zimbabwe, the grouping of all life assurance companies in the country.

An independent non-executive Director of Unifrieght Africa Limited, a ZSE listed transport logistics Group Company.

Socially he has been a member of Wingate Power Boat Club, Nomads Golf Club, Capital Toastmasters, Bushwhackers Golf Club Royal Harare Golf Club, Trader Boat Club and Nomads Golf Club.

A smallholder farmer and have been involved in the production of export and local crops

A Commissioner of Oaths for Harare.

An accomplished public speaker - Past winner of the National Impromptu Speaking Competition.

Conference Chairman - Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe Annual Conferences for many years.

Annual Conference Chairman - Zimbabwe Association of Pension Funds’ Annual Conference for 6 years.

Appointed Vice Chairman to the Board of Governors of St Clare’s Anglican School in Murehwa in 2014.

Was recently invited to be a lay partner at the Catholic Jesuits Partners-in-Mission projects, possibly the only non-Catholic on that body.


Harare City Council and CABS have reduced the deposits payable by prospective Budiriro Housing Development home seekers to 10 percent of the total value with immediate effect.

Harare City Football Club has donated 25 sets of goal posts to different wards in the City in its efforts to help the development of talent at the grassroots level.

Members of the United Family International Church last Sunday joined Harare City Council in a massive cleanup campaign in the city centre.

Harare City director of Corporate Services and Housing Mrs Josephine Ncube has been appointed to the National Housing Delivery Advisory Committee.