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  • 8 May 2017- 12:51 by Local Press Report HARARE The Zimbabwe Mail Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa has been caught up in a potentially explosive furore over possible conflict of interest in which the allocation of US$5 million for the construction of Causeway Dam in which
  • 1 Jun 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) has been urging farmers to take advantage of reduced water tariffs included in the country’s 2016 national budget, but the farmers say they are unable to do so because high power tariffs make
  • 25 Apr 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Harare will begin installing controversial prepaid water meters in 2,000 households in selected areas on May 16th, and will roll out the program city-wide next November, according to officials. “We have identified five contractors for
  • 11 Dec 2015- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Harare City Council is moving forward with plans to install pre-paid water meters, allocating $31,000 USD for an awareness campaign and local consultations to try to win residents over to the unpopular technology. The city will
  • 7 Dec 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe The Bulawayo City Council has scrapped a controversial pilot project to install pre-paid water meters in the Cowdray Park suburb, opting instead to offer residents regular water meters, and only provide the pre-paid models to those who
  • 22 Oct 2015- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe The Bulawayo City Council this week announced a major water disconnection campaign aimed at recovering $100 million USD in past-due bills. "The City of Bulawayo is embarking on the water cut off exercise in a bid to recover debts
  • 1 Oct 2015- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GWANDA, Zimbabwe Gwanda residents are protesting a move by Zimbabwean Minister of Local Government National Housing and Public Works Saviour Kasukuwere to install pre-paid water meters war in the town. They are threatening to hold a mass demonstration
  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe High Court Justice Happias Zhou this week dismissed a case brought by local NGOs and Harare residents, who claimed that the Harare City Council’s move to disconnect their water services violates their constitutional right to water. The
  • 5 Jun 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe The Bulawayo City Council is moving forward with a plan to install pre-paid water meters, despite opposition from residents and community activists. It will pilot the project at the Cowdray Park's Hlalani Kuhle housing project. At
  • 8 May 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai (MDC-T), Zimbabwe's opposition party, this week announced its intention to contest installation of pre-paid water meters in the country’s major cities, saying clean water was a basic
  • 16 Apr 2015- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Combined Harare Residents’ Association (CHRA), along with other social organizations, has launched a campaign opposing the City Council’s plan to install pre-paid water meters in the capital. The group is going door-to-door with the
  • 16 Dec 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report HARARE New Zimbabwe Water Resources Minister, Savour Kasukuwere has ordered Zinwa to cut off water supplies to non-paying customers claiming they were prioritising trivial issues and wasting money on mobile phone airtime chatting with girlfriends instead of
  • 17 Nov 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe “We did not mandate the BCC (Bulawayo City Council) to impose a prepaid water system,” residents of Zimbabwe’s second largest city chanted during a protest on November 14th against plans to introduce prepaid water meters in Bulawayo.
  • 17 Oct 2014- 10:23 by Local Press Report HARARE The Herald Laubscher Services, a Harare bulk water supplier, has filed an urgent chamber application at the High Court against the closure of its business by water authorities. Laubscher Services, trading as LS Waters, is accusing the Zimbabwe
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:31 by Local Press Report HARARE The Standard There is a public outcry over the recent Zimbabwe National Water Authority ban on the drawing of bulk water from boreholes. The Standard was last week inundated with calls from Harare residents who described the decision as illegal. They

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