BUSINESS NEWS

BCC approves request for borrowing powers

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has approved a request by its finance and development committee to seek $174 million borrowing powers from the Local Government ministry to undertake various capital pr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Council frets over 24-hour clinics demand

Bulawayo City Council has been put under pressure to introduce 24-hour clinics at a time when financial challenges stalk the local authority to the extent of even failing to pay its workers on time.Th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 July 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

BCC recovers only $32 000 from Metbank

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has recovered from the Metbank $32 512 of the $1 million it lost after the financial institutions went under a few years ago.The local authority's finance department on...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 July 2018

POLITICS

Zec seeks BCC staff for elections

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) which seeks to employ 130 000 election officers has written to the Bulawayo City Council requesting 101 staff members to join Zec for the July 30 harmonised ele...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

BCC, Metbank partnership hangs in balance

THE proposed housing development partnership between Bulawayo City Council (BCC) and Metbank still hangs in the balance, pending approval by the Local Government ministry.BCC last year proposed a part...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 July 2018

POLITICS

'BCC 'cuts water supplies to sabotage Mnangagwa rally'

THE ruling Zanu-PF party has accused the opposition-controlled Bulawayo City council of sabotaging its campaign rally at White City Stadium by cutting water supplies to the venue.The local authority h...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 June 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

BCC splurges $1 000 on 3-hour party

TWO top Bulawayo City Council (BCC)'s officials recently blew over $1 000 on a three-hour lavish party at the Dutch embassy in Harare, Southern Eye reported.A report of the council's finance and devel...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

BCC mulls setting up mini solar farms

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) plans to establish mini solar farms across the city in a bid to generate alternative power aimed at reducing the city's electricity bill.Should the project succeed, exc...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

BCC debt races to $174 million

BULAWAYO City Council (BCC)'s debt has ballooned to $174 million as of February this year as the local authority is struggling to service it, owing to the decline in revenue collections, latest counci...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

BCC loses $1 million in collapsed banks

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has reportedly lost more than $1 million invested in financial institutions that have collapsed due to mismanagement and economic problems affecting the country.Accordi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

BCC to unleash night municipal cops on vendors

BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) is contemplating unleashing municipal police on night patrol duties to flush out vendors, who avoid paying vending fees by selling their wares at undesignated sites after h...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

BCC makes progress in Egodini relocations

THE Bulawayo City Council says it has made considerable progress in preparing for the relocation of transport operators and informal traders operating at the Basch Street Terminus.The city council las...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Bulawayo cuts bills by 50%

THE Bulawayo City Council has given the city's businesses a lifeline by slashing bills by 50 percent in a move aimed at stemming company closures.Most businesses have been struggling to pay bills due ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 February 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

BCC collects over $7m from building plans

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has collected more than $7 million in revenue from building plans that were approved between November and December last year as various construction projects are in the...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 February 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

BCC still violating Govt directive on salaries

THE Bulawayo City Council is still in violation of the Government's directive to set the service delivery to salaries ratio at 70:30.In its recommendations to the city council after approving the city...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 February 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

BCC abandons property auctions

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has abandoned its confrontational approach towards recovering over $170 million owed by residents, in favour of a conciliatory approach where payment plans are made.BCC...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 January 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

BCC sticks to original Egodini contractor

THE Bulawayo City Council has resolved to hand over the $60 million Egodini Mall project site to the contractor, Terracotta Private Limited, at the end of next month, with construction work expected t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 December 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

Zesa, BCC haggle over bills

Zesa Holding's debt to Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has ballooned to $114 million as at August 31, but the power utility is refusing to acknowledge it, latest council minutes show.On the other hand, BC...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 October 2017

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

BCC privatise Ingwebu

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has privatised its commercial undertaking, Ingwebu Breweries as part of efforts to turn around the loss making entity.Early this year, BCC announced that it had started...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 October 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

BCC in $3.1m emergency road works

BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) has received $3,1 million from the Zimbabwe National Road Administration for emergency road works ahead of the Presidential Youth Interface Rally to be held in the city at ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 September 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

BCC seeks investors in accommodation sector

BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) continues to face accommodation challenges and is calling upon potential investors to invest in the sector to address the situation, a senior official has said.The city's h...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 August 2017

CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY

BCC, CBZ bank partners in stands development

The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has entered into a partnership with a local bank to develop medium density residential stands in Mahatshula West in a bid to ease the city's housing backlog, currentl...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 July 2017

FINANCIAL SERVICES

BCC turns down FBC proposal

BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) has turned down a joint venture housing project proposed by FBC Building Society for the development of residential stands to ease the housing backlog, latest council minut...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 July 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

BCC closes down building, small scale businesspeople left stranded

AT least 10 small scale businesspeople have been left stranded after the Bulawayo City Council declared a building they were operating from, a health hazard and closed it.Betsi Gordon Building at th...

By Business Reporter | Published: 10 June 2013
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