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Harare City Council Owed Z$56 Billion By Ratepayers

Harare City Council Owed Z$56 Billion By Ratepayers

Harare City Council (HCC) says it is owed more than ZWL$56 billion by ratepayers, the central government, business and dormitory towns.

The local authority said as of 30 September this year, the city was owed ZWL$56 billion up from ZWL$16.8 billion in January.

This, according to the acting town clerk Phakamile Mabhena Moyo, has adversely affected service delivery as ratepayers and residents are the ones who fund service delivery.

Addressing councillors at the Finance and Development Committee Induction, Moyo said effective service delivery is at the centre of the city’s existence as a local authority. He said:

At the centre of effective service delivery is always people, processes, systems, financial and material resources.

The increasing demand for quality services from our stakeholders requires that we continuously work together to find innovative ways to fund our budget and increase our capacity to deliver.

Moyo said despite the billions of dollars the City of Harare is owed by ratepayers, the Council embarked on a recapitalisation programme which has seen it procuring service delivery vehicles, tractors, front-end loaders, refuse compactors and other plant and machinery.

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10 Comments

Vesto 2 months ago

Is July Pomona Moyo paying his rates and utility bills?


lasixflits 1 month ago

I am no sure where you’re getting your information, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
Thanks for fantastic info I was looking for this info for my mission.

VaZhou 2 months ago

They have failed our capital city. Can we trust them with the whole country


Vesto 2 months ago

ZANU has failed this generation (for 43 years), Can we dare entrust our future generations to it?

2 months ago

Pfungwa dzenyu ishoma vaZhou There is no way only one sector can flourish when the whole country has been brought to it's knees There are no jobs vaZhou so people have got no money to pay rates How do you expect council to run it's affairs efficiently when people are not paying for services ? Even an ECD child can answer that question

@VaZhou 2 months ago

Seems you are mentally challenged, seek help.

2 months ago

Hadzitorimo pfungwa dzacho vaZhou Pandatoti ishoma it was an understatement Kkkkk

Prosper 2 months ago

Zimbabwe is now a country of thieves and prostitutes,


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rates 2 months ago

poor service delivery..havatori marara mvura hakuna roads are dirty potholes everywhere they do nothing..ukaenda kuma office uchida print out inonzi we dont have paper kana kuti printer not working hakuna magetsi..to hell with them


Matapi 2 months ago

I assume kuti zhinji yacho I Mari yemafixed charges coz they don't provide any sensible service



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