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  • 20 Oct 2016- 07:27 by Local Press Report HARARE ZimEye Harare city council has launched a 100 day service improvement strategy targeted at eliminating human waste in the drinking water. Part of the program is to reduce water pollution from the current 2.5 milligrams per liter to 2.0 milligrams by
  • 19 Apr 2016- 07:02 by Local Press Report HARARE The Herald Directors of mining companies that pollute and degrade the environment face up to 20 years imprisonment if proposals by Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa are passed into law. In developments that campaigners say are a victory for the
  • 6 Apr 2016- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe A group of residents in the Zimbabwean capital have threatened to sue to the Harare City Council over fixed water charges, saying they are being billed for water services that they have not received, in some cases for years. A group of
  • 17 Aug 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Safe water supply in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, is at risk due to the $114 million USD in unpaid bills owed to the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA), according to a ZINWA official. ZINWA Corporate Communications and Marketing
  • 10 Aug 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Harare City Council is transforming its water department into a private utility known as the Harare City Water Corporation Private Limited, locals sources reported on August 10th. The city’s Human Capital and Public Service
  • 29 Jun 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Harare Residents’ Trust (HRT) this week called on the Harare City Council to “lead by example” with regard to pre-paid water meters, and test the new metering system on government buildings before imposing it on city residents. “To
  • 23 Jun 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Central government ministers in Zimbabwe have been voicing support for embattled local governments as they begin work on plans to introduce pre-paid water meters and disconnections for non-payers. The issue was discussed in parliament
  • 27 May 2015- 11:06 by Local Press Report HARARE Southern Eye Local authorities in Zimbabwe have been accused of violating people’s environmental rights with raw sewage and effluent being discharged into rivers, resulting in residents consuming unsafe water. This was revealed in a baseline survey on
  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe A Zimbabwean Cabinet Committee has ordered thousands of businesses to install waste interceptors and pre-treatment systems immediately to reduce pollution of potable water sources, or face closure. The committee was set up recently to
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Zimbabwean government on January 22 signed a $53.4 million USD grant agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB). The funds will be used to upgrade power, transport and water infrastructure. About $20 million USD of the total
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The government of Zimbabwe must take immediate action to fix the country’s water problems, or it risks another outbreak of disease like the 2008 cholera epidemic that claimed nearly 4,000 lives, international watchdog group Human Rights
  • 30 Sep 2013- 10:08 by Local Press Report HARARA The Standard Residents of Harare have rejected the introduction of pre-paid water meters by the Harare City Council, saying the move was a recipe for a health disaster as more people will succumb to water-borne diseases. The Harare City Council last
  • Third in a series “Conversations With Water Leaders” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.

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