BCC wants army to clear out panners

BULAWAYO city fathers have resolved to engage the army to deal with artisanal miners working on Upper Ncema, threatening the ability of the dam to supply water to the city.This comes at a time when re...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 July 2019


BCC, Zinara in $15m Bulawayo roads rehab project

THE City of Bulawayo in conjunction with Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) has embarked on a $15 million joint roads rehabilitation programme which is likely to spruce up the city's poth...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 April 2019


Bulawayo residents vow to resist BCC rates hike

BULAWAYO residents have reacted angrily to threats by the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to forge ahead with rates and tariff increases due to runaway inflation despite resistance from ratepayers.The BCC...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 April 2019


Zesa engages BCC over power station

State power utility Zesa Holdings says it will engage Bulawayo City Council (BCC) and other stakeholders to resolve the ownership wrangle over Bulawayo Power Station, which BCC claims to own. This com...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 January 2019


Bulawayo council approves sale of stands in forex

Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has approved the sale of housing stands in foreign currency, a move that is set to make them priced out of reach of many citizens, who have endured falling standards of lif...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 December 2018


BCC approves request for borrowing powers

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has approved a request by its finance and development committee to seek $174 million borrowing powers from the Local Government ministry to undertake various capital pr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2018


Council frets over 24-hour clinics demand

Bulawayo City Council has been put under pressure to introduce 24-hour clinics at a time when financial challenges stalk the local authority to the extent of even failing to pay its workers on time.Th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 July 2018


BCC recovers only $32 000 from Metbank

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has recovered from the Metbank $32 512 of the $1 million it lost after the financial institutions went under a few years ago.The local authority's finance department on...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 July 2018


Zec seeks BCC staff for elections

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) which seeks to employ 130 000 election officers has written to the Bulawayo City Council requesting 101 staff members to join Zec for the July 30 harmonised ele...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 July 2018


BCC, Metbank partnership hangs in balance

THE proposed housing development partnership between Bulawayo City Council (BCC) and Metbank still hangs in the balance, pending approval by the Local Government ministry.BCC last year proposed a part...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 July 2018


'BCC 'cuts water supplies to sabotage Mnangagwa rally'

THE ruling Zanu-PF party has accused the opposition-controlled Bulawayo City council of sabotaging its campaign rally at White City Stadium by cutting water supplies to the venue.The local authority h...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 June 2018


BCC splurges $1 000 on 3-hour party

TWO top Bulawayo City Council (BCC)'s officials recently blew over $1 000 on a three-hour lavish party at the Dutch embassy in Harare, Southern Eye reported.A report of the council's finance and devel...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 May 2018


BCC mulls setting up mini solar farms

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) plans to establish mini solar farms across the city in a bid to generate alternative power aimed at reducing the city's electricity bill.Should the project succeed, exc...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 May 2018


BCC debt races to $174 million

BULAWAYO City Council (BCC)'s debt has ballooned to $174 million as of February this year as the local authority is struggling to service it, owing to the decline in revenue collections, latest counci...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 April 2018


BCC loses $1 million in collapsed banks

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has reportedly lost more than $1 million invested in financial institutions that have collapsed due to mismanagement and economic problems affecting the country.Accordi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 April 2018


BCC to unleash night municipal cops on vendors

BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) is contemplating unleashing municipal police on night patrol duties to flush out vendors, who avoid paying vending fees by selling their wares at undesignated sites after h...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 March 2018


BCC makes progress in Egodini relocations

THE Bulawayo City Council says it has made considerable progress in preparing for the relocation of transport operators and informal traders operating at the Basch Street Terminus.The city council las...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 March 2018


Bulawayo cuts bills by 50%

THE Bulawayo City Council has given the city's businesses a lifeline by slashing bills by 50 percent in a move aimed at stemming company closures.Most businesses have been struggling to pay bills due ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 February 2018


BCC collects over $7m from building plans

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has collected more than $7 million in revenue from building plans that were approved between November and December last year as various construction projects are in the...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 February 2018


BCC still violating Govt directive on salaries

THE Bulawayo City Council is still in violation of the Government's directive to set the service delivery to salaries ratio at 70:30.In its recommendations to the city council after approving the city...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 February 2018


BCC abandons property auctions

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has abandoned its confrontational approach towards recovering over $170 million owed by residents, in favour of a conciliatory approach where payment plans are made.BCC...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 January 2018


BCC sticks to original Egodini contractor

THE Bulawayo City Council has resolved to hand over the $60 million Egodini Mall project site to the contractor, Terracotta Private Limited, at the end of next month, with construction work expected t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 December 2017


Zesa, BCC haggle over bills

Zesa Holding's debt to Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has ballooned to $114 million as at August 31, but the power utility is refusing to acknowledge it, latest council minutes show.On the other hand, BC...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 October 2017


BCC privatise Ingwebu

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has privatised its commercial undertaking, Ingwebu Breweries as part of efforts to turn around the loss making entity.Early this year, BCC announced that it had started...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 October 2017


BCC in $3.1m emergency road works

BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) has received $3,1 million from the Zimbabwe National Road Administration for emergency road works ahead of the Presidential Youth Interface Rally to be held in the city at ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 September 2017

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