Gweru rejects $200k roads plan

GWERU city fathers have rejected a deal put forward by the local authority's management to channel over $200 000 from its coffers to pay a private company to complete rehabilitation of roads in the de...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 July 2019


Gweru to decommission Gwenoro Dam

Gweru City Council has announced plans to decommission its major supplier, Gwenhoro Dam, by October as the water source is left with only six months' supplies, a senior council official has said.Actin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 May 2019


Chicken Hut opens in Gweru

FOR Gweru food lovers, the much-awaited Chicken Hut, a Portuguese restaurant, has opened its branch in the city with affordable prices. This is the fast food outlet's fourth branch in the country afte...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 April 2019


Gweru hikes burial fees 100%

GWERU City Council has proposed to more than double burial charges to $160 from $60 for non-residents and $80 from $30 for adults and children respectively, a senior council official has said.Acting d...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 December 2018


Gweru MP to sue police over vendors' confiscated wares

Gweru Urban MP Brian Dube (MDC Alliance) says he is preparing a court challenge to compel police to return various commodities they confiscated from vendors operating inside Gweru's Kudzanayi long dis...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 November 2018


Gweru vendors bow down to Joc blitz

ILLEGAL vendors in Gweru have piled pressure on council to regularise their operations following a blitz by the Joint Operations Command in conjunction with municipal police to flush them out of the c...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 September 2018


Gweru mayor, deputy elected unopposed

WARD Two councillor Josiah Makombe is the new mayor of Gweru after being elected unopposed while Clr Cleopas Shiri will deputise him after also sailing through unopposed. Gweru councillors were on Tue...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2018


Gweru in private cemetery plan

A GWERU-BASED private land developer has submitted a proposal to partner proprietors of Harare's Glen Forest Memorial Park and set up an upmarket burial site at the council-owned Mutasa Cemetery.Actin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018


'I want to continue as Gweru Mayor'

WERU mayor Charles Chikozho has expressed interest in retaining his mayoral post should he win the upcoming elections where he is standing as MDC Alliance candidate for ward 10.Chikozho said his counc...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018


Gweru ordered to stop selling stands

GWERU's acting town clerk, Douglas Chikwekwe, has revealed that the local authority had received an order from Midlands Provincial Affairs minister Owen Ncube to stop parcelling out land in peri-urban...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 July 2018


Gweru Agric show postponed

THE Midlands Show Society has postponed the Gweru Agricultural Show, which was scheduled to run from July 26 to 29, to next month as the initial dates were too close to the July 30 general elections.T...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 July 2018


Gweru moots capital development fund

Gweru City Council has announced plans to set up a capital development fund that will assist in financing its future capital projects in a bid to move away from over reliance on rates and service fees...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 July 2018


Zimra raids Gweru council accounts

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has reportedly pounced on Gweru City Council bank accounts in a bid to garnish hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid tax, sources revealed to the Southern E...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 June 2018


Gweru faces fire tender shortages

Gweru City Council is operating with three functional fire tenders out of a possible six, a situation that compromises on effective mitigation against loss of human life and property, NewsDay has lear...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 June 2018


Ex-Zanu-PF councillor eyes Gweru Urban

Former Zanu-PF ward 2 councillor, Tiripayi Chipondeni, who was recently recalled from the ruling party on allegations of fanning factionalism, has bounced back into the political limelight and thrown ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 June 2018


Gweru sells Kudzanayi bus terminus

Gweru Town Clerk, Mrs Elizabeth Gwatipedza has confirmed that the local authority sold the Gweru's iconic Kudzanayi long-distance bus terminus to investors who are set to transform the area into a sta...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 June 2018


Gweru loses 57% treated water

GWERU City Council is losing at least 57% of its treated water through burst pipes and leakages, with most of its equipment having outlived its lifespan, a service level benchmarking peer review repor...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 June 2018


MDC-T governed Gweru books last audited in 2014

GWERU City Council's accounts were last audited four years ago, a situation that compromises on good corporate governance, chairperson of the Service Level Benchmarking (SLB) peer review committee, Ge...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 June 2018


Gweru unveils $40m intercity transport hub plan

GWERU City Council has unveiled a plan to construct a modern intercity transport hub at an estimated cost of $40 million.The local authority would soon be calling for expressions of interests from pot...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 May 2018


MDC-T youth leader Dube eyes Gweru Urban

MDC-T youth leader and top lawyer, Brian Dube, has thrown his hat into the ring to contest for the Gweru Urban parliamentary seat.Dube, who is MDC-T national youth spokesperson, is this week expected ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 May 2018


Gweru to expand CBD

Gweru is planning to extend the central business district (CBD) and set up an industrial park to lure more investors.Council strategy and business development director Mr Owen Masimba said the local a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 May 2018


Gweru roads project stalls

Bitumen World, a company which was contracted by Gweru City Council to resurface the city's heavily damaged road network, has suspended work amid reports the contractor is yet to be paid for the proje...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 December 2017


$30 million shopping mall for Gweru

GWERU-based land developer True Destination Investments is set to construct a $30 million shopping mall at North Gate Heights Phase Two suburb of the city. North Gate Heights is a low-density suburb u...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 November 2017


Axia's revenue up 26%

Listed Axia Corporation Limited has reported a 26 percent increase in revenue to $248.3 million in the year to June 20, 2017 from $197.5 million reported in the prior year. This resulted in a 10.8 per...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 September 2017


Pick n Pay spreads to Gweru

ONE of the country's biggest retail chain groups, TM Supermarket, is set to close its Gweru Branch supermarket and reopen at another site under the Pick n Pay brand in the city.Pick n Pay, a South Afr...

By Lovemore Zigara and Timothy Makhohliso | Published: 21 July 2014

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