Wenimbe’s Lack of Desiltation Portends Water Problems

Correspondent Analysts have predicted above to normal rainfall this season but the absence of such measures as desiltation means the rains may not mean much for residents. According to the latest Global Agricultural Geo-monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM) global outlook report, Southern Africa may receive more rainfall compared to the 2019-2020 farming season. Marondera, like most towns,…

Council Pays Builders with Stands

By Staff Reporter The Municipality of Marondera is set to allocate residential stands to more than 60 builders who constructed council schools and clinics in the past years. The bricklayers who operate under the banner Umbuca rendered their services in the construction of Chitepo and Cherutombo Primary schools and toilets among other buildings for free…

Marondera Council Audit: 8 Strange Findings

Staff Reporter The recent Marondera Council audit unearthed some shocking findings. Below are excerpts of some of them as stated in the full council minutes of June 4, 2020. BLACKBREW INVESTMENTS/COUNCIL DEAL  The Audit Manager reported that Audit noted that Blackbrew Investments was awarded a contract worth US$ 56, 162.40 for stockpiling of gravel at Lendy Park…

Marondera Stands Saga: List of Beneficiaries

Staff Reporter The Municipality of Marondera last month released some of the Ruzawi stands (opposite Marondera Provincial showgrounds) beneficiaries who are struggling to pay deposit money despite having been approved by the selection committee early this year. The beneficiaries were selected after some interviews as well as convincing council that they had money in their…

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…

Council to Compensate Duped Home Seekers

Staff Reporter The Municipality of Marondera says it will offer residential stands to home-seekers who were duped during political campaigns four years ago after they were made to pay various amounts of money. In 2015, during a Zanu PF by-election campaign for the then vacant Marondera Central seat, thousands of people were made to pay…

No Demolitions in Marondera-Mayor

By Correspondent The Marondera Municipality says it will not rush to destroy trading places for SMEs and informal traders as directed by the Ministry of Local Government. Marondera Mayor, Councilor Chengetayi Murowa said they are going to meet with councilors and the management to come up with a workable arrangement in implementing the directive. “As…