The Bulawayo City Council approved building plans valued at over $15 billion in May and June, at the height of the government’s “Operation Murambatsvina”.
TM, one of Zimbabwe’s biggest supermarket chains, has been granted permission to build two upmarket shops in Bulawayo.
Policy Implementation Minister Webster Shamu has called on Zimbabweans to think beyond party politics to save the country from extinction.
The Bulawayo City Council, which last week barred three government ministers from attending its private briefing with United Nations special envoy Anna Tibaijuka, has roundly condemned Operation Murambatsvina, saying the so-called “clean-up” could cost it $62 million a month in lost revenue.
The Bulawayo mayoral elections are now on and nominations will close on Thursday next week, July 21.
This year’s collective bargaining exercise is likely to be one of the toughest because workers are likely to use government-imposed wages for domestic workers as a threshold, a labour expert says.