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Bulawayo: All Council Charges Translated To The USD Value

Bulawayo: All Council Charges Translated To The USD Value

Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has told residents and ratepayers that all charges have been converted to United States dollars (USD) due to the collapse of the Zimbabwean dollar. In a statement seen by Pindula News, the local government authority said prices of inputs required for service provision had gone up hence the review. Reads the statement:


The City of Bulawayo wishes to advise its valued stakeholders, residents and customers that due to prevailing economic conditions such as changes in the exchange rate there have been substantial increases in the prices of key service delivery inputs namely fuel, water & wastewater treatment chemicals, medicines, stationery & spare parts among others.

This has rendered the current Council charges inadequate thereby necessitating an urgent alignment of tariffs to input costs in order to alleviate service delivery collapse.

Residents are advised that all Council charges have been translated to the USD value on the date of approval of the 2022 budget. The tariffs shall be translated at the ruling rate on the date of billing with effect from 1 June 2022.

Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to contact Council Revenue offices for the updated charges on their properties. For billing and bill payment assistance you can call or contact us on the following:

1. Direct lines 02922 66203, 02922 66624, 02922 63465, 02922 60731, 02922 66521, 02922 66479 and 02922 66513. 2. Email 3. WhatsApp 0784 136 505

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Tkt 2 weeks ago

@SC service good but such that I can still trust my tap water to bring my own 5ltr on a 2day visit to the Sunshine City without a Shine.
Water rations mm mm yes here and there but otherwise can't complain

Gushungo 2 weeks ago

Haa mwana wezimbabwe atambura

SC 2 weeks ago

People in Blues, how is BCC service delivery?

Citizen 2 weeks ago

Good but not perfect. I can say they're trying
Water is very clean, rubbish collection

... 2 weeks ago

People's salaries are not dollarising but everything else is

Gafa 2 weeks ago

ED Chiwenga Mthuli Mangundya ndovarikuita zvese izvi come next year...


🅼🅰🆁🅰🆅🅰🆉🅰 2 weeks ago

𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗮, 𝘄𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗮 𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝘁𝗵𝘂𝗹𝗶 𝗡𝗰𝘂𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝗰𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗦 𝗱𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗿. 𝗕𝗖𝗖 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗿 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰. 𝗕𝗖𝗖 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗲𝘁 𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀. 𝗕𝗶𝗴 𝗡𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁. 𝗧𝗮𝗷𝗮𝗺𝘂𝗸𝗮

Citizen 2 weeks ago

The problem is the valueless Zim dollar and our useless government. If rtgs is not working why do you wanna pay council with mari isingashandi. BCC is trying to provide quality service delivery

citizenry 2 weeks ago

let us elect a council that is innovative b, like long ago ,councils could generate revenue selling liquor ,stands,etc.Why did that stop ? please take off this burden from the ratepayer only.
resort to the basics , how councils used to function well without burdening citizens , surely you can do the same .

Armstrong 2 weeks ago

Vele ku ryt nge USD coz nge ZWL$ I BCC ngeke ikhone ukwenza I service eryt Zim dollar ngeke layenza lutho

bishu 2 weeks ago

bulawayo cc is being realistic unless u do not want services. except for salaries almost every cost rises with the fall of the rtgs. its govt thats being deliberately blind to this reality.

bishu 2 weeks ago

the charges are set in Us. payment in rtgs at that weeks rate just like when u pay in Us at supermarket

. 2 weeks ago

does Byo cc pays its staff in forex if no why collect USD burn forex and pay rtgs

🤦ka face 2 weeks ago

realistic to who, it's self or the to it's clients?,. We can't say they are realistic here, nothing realistic Abt that.

Relocating 2 weeks ago


Bhurawayo 2 weeks ago

asinga bhadalini sibakhawulise 🤣🤣🤣

Mmmm 2 weeks ago

Your vote is your power... Use it wisely in 2023.

Kanda 2 weeks ago

water treatment chemicals Masvingo city council buys once or twice a year all goods are mostly bought after the budget

Dhuterere 2 weeks ago

This is were central government should intervene since they are the ones who approves the budget not zvavo zvokutsikirira macorrupt deals such as the aPomona ngaisada kubira vanhu BCC handit budget was done do they buy those goods every month which they mentioned as for fuel and spares yes mungataura zvestationery chokwadi

Asalif 2 weeks ago

vakutoda kuti vanhu vasabhadhara zvachose manje because of that move

Zinja 2 weeks ago

Maths yacho haibude. Vanhu havasikuwedzerwa mari everyday like they want us to think. Ipapo gedye haibvume

Fari 2 weeks ago

Zvirikungoreva kuti bond harisi kushanda.

Bones 2 weeks ago

It might be another “Pomona”deal ,this time kuBulawayo rekutoramaUSD .Why isn’t the Gvnmt intervening to the plight of poor people yet they are paying them in RTGS?

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 weeks ago

Bulawayo residents lets unite and fight this nonsense, already residents are failing to pay the high bills that went up this year then you come up with more milking ideas aah hey...

,,, 2 weeks ago

yah neh I doubt if they say "those who ❌ for 💪" will pay half price. lizavuka ngikuthande izinto sizabona ukuthi ama tsiyane le fertilizer kuzabhadala yini...

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 weeks ago

It doesn't make any sense because its not done by BCC or any entity that if your salary comes late it has to be paid at that day's rate, **** ebhuru buthuvi bengunzi its bull ****...

. 2 weeks ago

Russia - Ukrainian war I guess....

🤦Ka Face 2 weeks ago

COME ON SERIOUSLY were are those who stand for the people, the majority who are earning ZWL rtgs.
Why does the government allow some authority to charge the poulace in forex while,the majority has rtgs savings accounts earn in Zim dollars.

This has to be banned until and unless all companies pays it's employees in forex.
It's a violation of human rights at another angle,prices are pegged at USD in the shops while they is a secularization of ZWL bond notes.
How will the majority survive while even local authorities are now billing in used,we haven't dollarized yet of which the high table is saying
they won't be dollarize.
It doesn't make sense,how can you majority we won't carry umbrellas for the rains, but the authority is the one opening the flood gates.
who is speaking for the voiceless now 🤷,where are those?,who once have been heard saying "I will stand for you,if vote me" 🤔

Why is it we want to run away from the 🔥,and yet still heading to a place with boiling water.



Mjida 2 weeks ago

I believe you can pay on RTGS but charged on that day's rate exchange

🤦Ka face 2 weeks ago

@Mjida but still it doesn't add up

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

what if my salary is in RTGS

Bhuru 2 weeks ago

Hameno hako

Freda 2 weeks ago

Then you ar in trouble.

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