Bulawayo Residents Protest Against Council’s Decision To Install Prepaid Water Meters

Bulawayo Residents Protest Against Council’s Decision To Install Prepaid Water Meters

BULAWAYO residents on Friday sent the strongest message yet that they are against the proposed decision by the city council to install prepaid water meters. The decision has since received government backing, with all municipalities ordered to install pre-paid water meters as a means of boosting their coffers which have taken a battering due to the country’s economic meltdown. About 2,500 residents marched from the City Hall car park, a stone’s throw away from the…

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Bulawayo City Council (BCC) Offers Industrial Attachment For College & University Students

Bulawayo City Council (BCC) Offers Industrial Attachment For College & University Students

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has offered to give industrial attachment for college and university students at a time most companies had closed the doors for attaches citing economic challenges. The local authority headed by mayor Martin Moyo said it stood ready to absorb desperate students needing industrial attachment places, saying it was an unavoidable social responsibility duty. Minutes of a recent general purposes committee report showed that the council had 206 students attached at…

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Bulawayo Council , “Pro-Poor Policy”, Amending Vending By-laws & Accommodating Increase In Vendors

Bulawayo Council , “Pro-Poor Policy”, Amending  Vending By-laws  & Accommodating Increase In Vendors

Bulawayo City Council has started amending its vending by-laws to accommodate the increasing number of vendors and allow them to operate in the city centre. Bulawayo mayor Martin Moyo recently defied a government directive to drive away street vendors from the city centre, arguing that his council had a “pro-poor policy” and would find other ways of accommodating them without disturbing formal traders. “The process of preparing amended vending by-laws is already underway and these…

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