...as City of Harare embarks on a water disconnection spree.
The residents of Kuwadzana have lashed out at the City of Harare for illegally disconnecting water supplies at a time when the city is still recovering from the cholera outbreak. The City of Harare yesterday disconnected more than 300 households in Kuwadzana 1, 2, 3 and 4 while a significant number of households in Kuwadzana Extension were also disconnected. The City of Harare has attributed the water disconnections to the failure by residents to pay their outstanding bills.
The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has received with great shock the stance which the Mayor has taken with regards to salary cuts/reviews. Harare City Council Mayor, Mr. Muchadeyi Masunda, has put it to light that he will not engage in any process that will see the current hefty salaries to different workers in council being slashed. He argued that cutting workers salaries will result in high staff turn-over, thereby compromising service delivery.
The City of Harare’s Housing Department has revealed that the housing backlog is standing at a whopping 500 000 residents, with 200-220 housing cooperatives not yet short-listed for any residential stands.The shocking revelations come barely three weeks after the City of Harare released a land audit report in which business mogul, Philip Chiyangwa and Minister Chombo are said to have unprocedurally acquired up to 40square hectares!