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Biti Quizzes Minister Over Controversial Pomona Dumpsite Deal

Biti Quizzes Minister Over Controversial Pomona Dumpsite Deal

CCC legislators on Wednesday quizzed Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development Minister Amon Murwira over the Governmentโ€™s interference in the running of local authorities.

Murwira was standing in for the Leader of Government Business in Parliament.

CCC members of parliament are opposed to the controversial Pomona dumpsite deal, which was recently suspended by Harare councillors.

The contract was awarded to a Netherlands-based company whose local representative, Delish Nguwaya, is allegedly linked to the family of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Despite opposition from CCC councillors and Harare residents, the Government is adamant that there will be no going back on the US$344 million dollars waste-to-energy contract.

Harare East MP, Tendai Biti (CCC), questioned Murwira on the constitutional basis for Governmentโ€™s intervention to force through the Pomona dumpsite deal. Said Biti:

The Constitution of Zimbabwe is clear that Local Authorities are run by those that are elected by citizens to run these.

Is there a change of policy or Constitution because we now see serious interference with the city council by the central government with regards to the recently concluded and controversial Harare Pomona Dumpsite Agreement where the City of Harare is being levied the sum of US$22 000 per day for receiving its own garbage over a contract which many councillors are not in agreement with.

Can the minister clarify; why is the government not allowing the City of Harare to make its own decisions where the Minister of Local Government gives guarantees on a contract for Devolution Funds in the absence of a devolution framework?

In response, Murwira said it is the governmentโ€™s policy that local authorities operate within the confines of the law. He added:

The Local Authority is headed by the Ministry of Local government.

It is not an independent institution. Therefore, it (the Pomona deal) is within the law.

If there are specific complaints, they should be dealt with specifically.

As I said, the government has authority over local councils. To this end, we are aware of a Cabinet approved and a Council also approved the deal.

More: NewZimbabwe.com

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povo yaramba 2ย weeks ago

citizens to re-posses their council now under the hands of the oppressors vapambepfumi varunguvatema who want to use it as a cash cow to raise their campaign monies for their party zano pef through the council's coffers


Tozivepiko 3ย weeks ago

The Ruining (Ouch Ruling) Party is punishing citizens of Harare for supporting CCC. July (Next Month) Moyo is the hatchet man through his corrupt deals.


ZimMouth 3ย weeks ago

ZANU-PF IS DESPERATELY IN NEED OF THIS MONEY.


๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ฎ 3ย weeks ago

๐—ญ๐—ถ๐—บ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐˜ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ, ๐˜„๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น....๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜? ๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—›๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ท๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€


To 3ย weeks ago

Local authorities are disempowered by the central government capture. We talk of devolution that will never exist in ground. Dispite the Constitutional back we are going nowhere due to Local Governance capture. Zanu pf to blame but the only way out one day one year one season civil war will rise a lot of blood will be shade ....Zanu of factionalism will solve its own problems. wait and see


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Zimbabwean 3ย weeks ago

WHERE EXACTLY ARE WE HEADING TO.


SC 3ย weeks ago

We are going where Mozambique is coming from

Chawabvunza 3ย weeks ago

It is the first family which is painting Nguwaya black because it is the first family which is using him as their cover up or frontman in ill deals. Nguwaya must not agree to be used as a frontman.

NYIKA INOURAIWA NE MBAVHA DZAYO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NHC].

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].


Asalif 3ย weeks ago

Yaah because if he is a genuine businessman by now he would have quit dealing with them , look at Tagwirei now he is now under sanctions

Asalif 3ย weeks ago

Delish Nguwaya is painting the first family black with him shady deals , if they were focused people they could have washed their hands in that health ministry deal , This soldier guy Collins who is said to be a businessman is this not the business he is into because we have never heard the type of business he is into


Concerned Citizen 3ย weeks ago

No he is not painting them black, chinhu chavo ichi. why is this Relish Nguwaya ndiye ega anomiririra ma foreign companies in Zimbabwe. after the DRAX deal this guy should have been given sanctions towards NP tenders, but surprisingly akutorira kukunda vese

Chamhamha 3ย weeks ago

The soldier guy is Dean not Collins. Collins arimuma mines and Sean musoja zvekuti ava businessman ndatozvinzwawo nhasi ni๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Machiavelli 3ย weeks ago

My brother, by saying that Delish is 'painting the first family black' you seem to be making the assumption that the family in question is clean and are not willing partners in the deal. Were it so, they should have exonerated themselves a long time ago. Their silence in the matter implies complicity. In my humble opinion, their hands are equally dirty.


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