CSOs hand anti-corruption petition to City fathers


Civil Society organisation groups today descended at Town House in Harare to present a petition to the city authorities to do something about widespread corruption.

The protesters are not happy about hefty salaries being paid to council management and corruption in the allocation of housing stands.

The petition read “you (Manyenyeni) should address the problem in which the city of Harare Senior Management continue to receive hefty salaries (in breach of the Cabinet directive issued in 2014 and other perks at the expense of service delivery by 31st November 2016).”

It added “…the council addresses the welfare of vendors. Harare Municipal police must cease to harass vendors forthwith and allow them to conduct their business without any hindrance.”

The gathering was dispersed after police moved in to arrest one of the protesters George Makoni who was handing over the petition to the Mayor.

Meanwhile Council has threatened to disconnect water services to defaulting households in ten suburbs in the capital city.

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