Marondera Requires US$9m for Water System

Staff Reporter MARONDERA-Marondera Municipality requires about US$9 million to fix all water problems bedevilling the municipality as the issue continues to trouble the local authority. The water works in Dombotombo were built in 1975 to carter for 20 000 people, which was the population back then. Water Infrastructure Built 45 years Ago The population has since …

Councilors Demand Free Graves

Staff Reporter Marondera Municipality councillors are demanding authority to issue free graves at all cemeteries in the farming town in a move that will see the local authority losing meaningful revenue. The demands were however met with resistance by council management which ordered the councillors to approach the District Development Coordinator (DDC) whose office deal…

Councilors and Management Clash Over Promotions

STAFF REPORTER Marondera municipality councillors have clashed with council management over the elevation of unqualified staff to positions which are supposed to be held by skilled or semi-skilled workers. There were accusations and counter-accusations between the Councillors and management over the issue with councillors demanding that the concerned workers be stripped of their roles. Management…

US$155K Needed for Wenimbe Dam

By Correspondent Marondera Municipality has come up with a budget of $155 000USD for the complete overhaul of water infrastructure at Wenimbe Dam to satisfy water requirements in Marondera town. Speaking during the tour of Wenimbe Dam Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) Engineer Colleta Tundu said Wenimbe Dam should pump 13.5 megalitres per day which …

Council Workers Owed 10 Years Salary

STAFF REPORTER Marondera municipality still owes some of its workers 10 years salary arrears and is now contemplating offsetting the debt by giving them residential stands. According to the latest Full Council minutes, Marondera municipality still owes some of its employees salary arrears from the yearr 2010, 2014 and 2016. The matter was raised by…

ZINARA Gives Council 790K for Roads

By Correspondent Zimbabwe National Road Rehabilitation (ZINARA) has disbursed $790,000 RTGS against $1.58 million requested by Marondera municipality for routine roads mantainance. Marondera Municipality Road Engineer Mr Mashonganyika said money availed by Zinara has covered only 15km pothole patching, 15km road marking and 150 meters drain lining. “There are several financial packages put in place…