Business Licenses Spike-Up By 1000%

By Correspondent The Marondera business community is in a state of shock following the reviewing of licence fees that have seen some businesses being charged a whopping $45 000 up from $1300 contrary to budget demands.   There was chaos at the council chambers  as the business community demanded answers from council on what went wrong…

Council Unveils 14000 Stands to Home Seekers

Staff Reporter Marondera Council will this year unveil 14000 stands in the controversial Hunyani Timberlands area as the local authority moves to avert massive housing shortage.   In August last year, thousands of home-seekers, most of whom are members of the Marondera Residents Association (MARA) besieged the said land and allocated themselves residential stands before…

Residents Owe Marondera Council $28m

Staff Reporter The Municipality of Marondera is being owed a whopping $28m by residents who are currently struggling to pay rates given the current harsh economic conditions. The non-payment of rates has also paralysed the local authority that is currently struggling with service delivery issues and workers’ salaries among other things. Marondera Mayor Chengetai Murowa…

Marondera Runs Out of Schools

By Correspondent MARONDERA- The small farming town of Marondera requires more than 20 primary schools to adequately cater for the current demand. Presently, the town has six primary schools that include council-run Ruware, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Nyameni, Tapfuma and Dombotombo and government-run Godfrey Huggins. Each of those schools is meant to have a holding capacity…