The City of Harare 2011 proposed budget has been announced and residents have raised their concern at the increased service charges (especially water); a situation that they say will further compromise the health and livelihoods of many as most residents are already struggling to pay their bills.
The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) conducted informative road shows in Highfields and Glen Norah over the weekend in a bid to mobilise residents to demand accountability and transparency in Local Government.
...as a haulage truck hauls the Alex main pipeline
Harare residents will have to brace up for worse water woes after a haulage truck hit the Alex pipeline along Josiah Tongogara which supplies the city centre as well as the western suburbs that include Dzivarasekwa, Mabelreign, Kuwadzana, Westlea, Warren Park and Kambuzuma. The accident occurred around 6am this morning after the haulage truck veered off the road, hit the pipe and overturned. Tens of thousands of cubic meters of treated water were gushing out of the dislocated pipe while a number of residents helplessly looked on.