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Minister Directs HCC To "Immediately Rescind Resolutions" Seeking To Suspend Pomona Waste Project

Minister Directs HCC To

The Minister of Local Government and Public Works, July Moyo has directed Harare City Council (HCC) to rescind resolutions which seek to suspend the contract between the local government authority and Geogenix B.V on Pomona Waste to Energy project. HCC councillors have said the deal is bad and was imposed on the local government authority by the central government. In a statement seen by Pindula News, Moyo said the accumulation of arrears by Harare was a direct result of the city fathers’ neglect of the contract. Reads the statement:

His Worship the Mayor

City of Harare

DIRECTIVE IN TERMS OF SECTION 314 OF THE URBAN COUNCILS ACT (CHAPTER 29: 16) FOR COUNCIL TO RESCIND RESOLUTIONS MADE BY IT ON ON 2 JUNE 2022

The minutes of the meeting held by your Council on 2 June 2022 refer.

I have noted a number of resolutions were made in that meeting, the most notable being:

1. That Council appoints a Special Committee in terms of Section 100 of the Urban Councils Act (Chapter 29:16) to investigate the Pomona Waste to Energy Project and report to Council in two (2) weeks time.

2. That Council mandates His Worship, the Mayor to nominate members of the Special Committee who will include specialists from outside Council.

3. That Council hereby approves the following as terms of references for the Special Committee.

4. That the contract between the City of Harare and Geogenix B.V on the Pomona Waste to Energy Project be suspended with immediate effect.

Pursuant to the passing of the resolutions, your Council, through the office of the Town Clerk advised the Ministry, through a letter dated 10 June 2022, that they were unable to pay the sum invoiced for the month of May.

In terms of your contract, the passing of a resolution does not in any way expunge the obligations set out in the contract by operation of law. The obligations remain pending unless and until a consensus is reached by the contracting parties.

Needless to say, the failure and or neglect to pay the May Invoice has serious repercussions, not only with respect to Council’s obligations, but also on Government who is the Guarantor of the project. Your failure and or neglect to pay has resulted in accumulation of arrears including interest due to the project. In my considered view, the above-mentioned resolutions were gratuitous and not in the interests of the inhabitants of Harare and the public at large, a burden which is now cascading to the inhabitants and therefore cannot be allowed.

In any case, in our reading of your contract with Geogenix B.V there is no provision for unilateral action by either Party to suspend the same.

I accordingly direct, in terms of section 314 (1) of the Urban Councils Act [Chapter 29:15], that Council immediately rescinds the resolutions cited above which seek to suspend the contract between the City of Harare and Geogenix B.V on the Pomona Waste to Energy project.

Ho J. G. Moyo

Minister of Local Government and Public Works

CC: Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Hon. M. Ncube Attorney General, Adv. P. Machaya Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Harare Metropolitan Province, Hon. 0. Chidawu Deputy Minister of Local Government and Public Works, Hon. M. Chombo Chief Secretary to the President and cabinet, Dr M. J. M. Sibanda Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Eng. A. Marawa Permanent Secretary, Minister of Local Government and Public Works, Z. Churu Secretary for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Harare Metropolitan, Mr. T. Muquti, The Acting Town Clerk, Harare City Council, Eng. P. Moyo Executive Chairman, Geogenix BV, Mr.D. Nguwaya

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12 Comments

Oskid 1 month ago

Handei tione imi muchiti yes isu tichiti no


Mayor July Moyo 1 month ago

He wants to be the minister and mayor simaltenously. Poor July he wants to run Harare using a remote


Chahototo 1 month ago

Suspensions pending ku HCC


dispenser 1 month ago

Very corrupt minister


INTERESTED ONLOOKEr 1 month ago

The Deal stinks.


Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

Where there is a breach of contract, the agrieved party, in this case GEOJENDEX, has the option of sueing for remedies in a court of law. The court, after analysing the terms of the contract & interpreting the law of contract, will then pass a judgement & grant an appropriate order. July Moyo is not a court of law & can thus not enforce or order specific performance of a disputed contract. Only the court has that power. Even a guarantor cannot foist a contract down the throats of disagreeing parties. Where is the justice in that? Even the residents of Harare never consented to the shaddy & shoddy Pomona WORST Management Deal.


Mkanya 1 month ago

No to corruption. July must go


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Gafa 1 month ago

Since wen achingova minister haaendi kupension nei apa dzava hohonwa ndozvauraya Zimbabwe the elders do not accept their age.Vana vedu vava kungoziva uite President kana Minister anofanirakunge uri chembere vana Oppa vanaStempiso Nyoni chii ichocho...nxaa


i 1 month ago

hohonwa


xyz 1 month ago

unonyadzisa Julie,uchashoresa dzinza rose rekwa moyo.......toti Jonathan toti iwe mese ana msorobhangu:chimbofambai semhuri either kun'anga or prophets


Andrew 1 month ago

Worst Pomona deal hahaha.i like that



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