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Harare City Council Cancels Pomona Waste-to-energy Deal

Harare City Council Cancels Pomona Waste-to-energy Deal

The Harare City Council has resolved to cancel the Pomona waste management deal that was imposed on the local authority by the Local Government ministry.

Council had resolved to suspend the 30-year agreement for a month before the latest developments, The Independent reports.

The local government authority also disregarded Local Government minister July Moyo’s order that the council pays a US$1.5 million bill due to Geogenix BV for services rendered in May and June at the Pomona waste management energy plant.

Harare mayor Jacob Mafume Saturday confirmed that the local authority had cancelled the Pomona deal, saying Moyo must go to court if he was unhappy. He told The Independent:

I can confirm that we cancelled the Pomona deal. We came to this agreement in the last meeting we had,” Mafume said in an interview.

We are a council and we make our decisions. If they are unhappy they go to court. Once we make a resolution it’s binding and stands.

Last week, the Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) filed an urgent High Court application seeking an order setting aside a resolution to use the city’s devolution funds to pay Georgenix, a Netherlands-based company.

The government imposed the costly waste-to-energy deal on the City of Harare without going to tender.

Under the deal, the local authority is supposed to pay US$22 000 per day or an estimated US$1 million a month to Gegenix BV fronted by Dilesh Nguwaya for the next 30 years.

But the council refused to pay the bill after resolving to suspend the 30-year agreement.

The central government resolved that the state would use the city’s devolution funds forcing the CHRA to approach the courts.

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19 Comments

Machiavelli 2 months ago

Way to go Cllr Mafume.
Bravo ☝️☝️☝️


Gwedu 2 months ago

Moyo July is incompetent, the use pretext of cde to rule not merit. zanu ya vondonga nyika


Cde hondo 2 months ago

This is a corrupt deal. Pasi ne corruption.


Cde hondo 2 months ago

This deal pasi naro. No to corrupt deals


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 2 months ago

Citizens want leaders like the Harare City Mayor, His Worship Jacob Mafume, whose council refused to pay Georgenix and eventually cancelled the whole rotten deal.

Mayor Mafume also gave Minister July Moyo free legal advice that he approaches the courts if he wants.

[ WHICH WAY NOW MINISTER JULY MOYO ? ]

[ NGAAPINDE HAKE MUKOMANA CHAMISA ].

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

We want more brave new generation like you to fix the old school mess, its a shame for a senior to loot infront of cameras 😀


Kule Dhambi 2 months ago

Vazukuru vangu ivavo!!! Well done Mafume et al. Hakuna kugona kunodarika ikoko


INTERESTED ONLOOKER 2 months ago

Vauraya nyika vanaMoyo. These are corrupt deals including Firetender deal. That was a good move by the mayor and his councillors.

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Kule Dhambi 2 months ago

iwe Jurayi, kana uchirevesa kuti dhiri rako rakanakira vanhu, guta nenyika, fana kubudisa yako yemuhomwe tozoku cover after 2023


sure 2 months ago

kkkkk chokwadi

Jojo 2 months ago

Zuro riye Nguwaya na Obadiah Moyo take take ne COVID-19 funds nhasi July Pomona Moyo take take ne Pomona waste. Is this govt cursed to appoint such Moyo's into influential govt position to loot with the help of Nguwaya a non Zimbabwean at that matter? Zanu Pf should desist these appointments of corrupt Moyos.


pk 2 months ago

saka council yacho ngaichi collector marata. mari yatiri kubisa yerefuse collection iri kuendepii. july moyo ari kuda kuchenesa guta.
kana maramba zva july moyo chivayiwo ne solution


pk 2 months ago

majaira kugara muguta rine****. tongozviona nezvaunotaura kuti marara bedzi bedzi

pk 2 months ago

wakadiiko mwanangu. ndafara kusanganidzwa newe papindula.

Jenarari 2 months ago

Mudh.i.dhi waamai vako @pk

pk 2 months ago

saka council yacho ngaichi collector marata. mari yatiri kubisa yerefuse collection iri kuendepii. july moyo ari kuda kuchenesa guta.
kana maramba zva july moyo chivayiwo ne solution


Tozivepiko 2 months ago

July Money Swindler Moyo wants to defraud the citizens of Harare. If he was concerned why isn't he supplying the city with clean drinking water? Since when has he shown any concern of the suffering citizens and on top of that he wants to be paid in hard US dollars no his rtgs why. Imbavha iyo siyanayi mayo.


Dr Hercules 2 months ago

Salute to Mafume and boys the regime wants to fund its activities at all cost one of them being the Pomona deal. Pasi ne Corruption pasi ne mbavha ze ZANU


iii 2 months ago

mubvunzo wangu wozoti will that co not sue for breach of contract?law of contract inoti kudini?



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