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Glen View residents petition city over collapsed service delivery
Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA)
Extracted from The Resident, CHRA's monthly e-newsletter
July 06, 2007

GLEN View residents on Thursday 5 July 2007 petitioned the City of Harare over the collapse in service provision, threatening to unleash a series of actions against the municipality including intensifying a rates boycott campaign.

The major concerns that are cited in the petition include the illegality of Harare Commission, refuse collection and the persistent water cuts that residents are experiencing.

Residents are unhappy with the proposed supplementary budget and yet residents had rejected Harare 2007 City Budget. The petition was also copied to the Ministry of Local Government.

In another development, Budiriro residents invaded the local District Offices protesting against the prolonged water cuts they are experiencing.

Scores of residents holding empty buckets marched around the offices singing protest songs on the 30th of June 2007.

The demonstration lasted two hours and no one was arrested.

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