Christopher Dube

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Christopher Dube said : "My constitutional rights were flagrantly violated by first respondent who was acting illegally by taking the law into his own hands and it is for this reason that I have sued him in his personal capacity. He was certainly acting in a frolic of his own and his conduct was not sanctioned by the second respondent (Bulawayo City Council)," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Disconnections will start this weekend (24 and 25 August 2019) in wards 20, 22, 23 and 24 (Nkulumane) and Ward 3 in the eastern areas. Residents are therefore encouraged to bring their accounts up to date in order to avoid this inconvenience. Payments may be made at all District offices and at the Revenue Hall or through the mobile phones or bank transfers. Council further advises that the Nkulumane revenue office will be open on Saturday, 24 August 2019 from 08:00 to 13:00 hours," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We call on government to intervene on the matter and ensure that the resident's right to water is protected. This is a clear indication that things are difficult. We urge government to continue working to turn around the economic fortunes of the country and to intervene to protect citizens from such harsh decisions," "It is not by design that we owe council but economic challenges visible to all and the obtaining situation generally is hindering the majority of residents to service their accounts. We urge Bulawayo residents to make efforts to pay the little that they have regularly. It is better to pay the little that you can afford on a regular basis than to totally ignore the debt and watch it ballooning. However, we want councils that are innovative and not dependent on rate payers. There must be commercial inflows that are sustaining councils and subsidising rate payers. What happened to Aisleby Farm and Ingwebu Breweries, once cash cows for the council? The council of the time made such investments so that they could finance council projects, putting less pressure on the rate payer" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “It is provided for in the Public Entities Corporate Governance Act of 2018 and as council, we also have to be seen to be doing something about it to make sure that we declare our assets…because we cannot be seen to be making decisions when we are conflicted,” External link

newsday Friday, August 23, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “There is a very big problem that we are having now. Issues of turf, councillors have been getting into territory that’s not theirs. They don’t even understand what they are supposed to do as councillors. We are running council as management. Theirs is to oversee how we do business not to supervise us, to tell us what to do. That is all nonsense, I want to say nonsense,” External link

zimeye Friday, August 16, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "It's important for the councillors to have changes in the committees although it has no major bearing in the running of council. The five elected committee chairpersons sit in the General Purposes Committee which is the human resources committee. So most of the councillors want to be part of that committee because it is the one that deals with staff recruitment," "The elected members are Clr Mlandu Ncube as the Finance and Development committee chairperson. Clr Mzama Dube is his deputy. Town Lands and Planning is chaired by Clr Pilate Moyo with Clr Sinikiwe Mutanda as the deputy. Health, Housing and Education committee is chaired by Clr Lilian Mlilo deputised by Clr Concilia Mlalazi, Future Water Supplies and Water Action committee chairperson is Clr Sikhululekile Moyo with Alderman Siboniso Khumalo as the deputy. Environmental Management and Engineering Service committee is chaired by Alderman Ernest Rafamoyo and Alderman Norman Hlabani is his deputy" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, August 16, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "It's important for the councillors to have changes in the committees although it has no major bearing in the running of council. The five elected committee chairpersons sit in the General Purposes Committee which is the human resources committee. So most of the councillors want to be part of that committee because it is the one that deals with staff recruitment," "The elected members are Clr Mlandu Ncube as the Finance and Development committee chairperson. Clr Mzama Dube is his deputy. Town Lands and Planning is chaired by Clr Pilate Moyo with Clr Sinikiwe Mutanda as the deputy. Health, Housing and Education committee is chaired by Clr Lilian Mlilo deputised by Clr Concilia Mlalazi, Future Water Supplies and Water Action committee chairperson is Clr Sikhululekile Moyo with Alderman Siboniso Khumalo as the deputy. Environmental Management and Engineering Service committee is chaired by Alderman Ernest Rafamoyo and Alderman Norman Hlabani is his deputy" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 16, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “In fact, what we had proposed under the previous supplementary budget was very low and so we are considering another supplementary budget given the situation now. For example, the interbank rate, we have to keep pace with it, otherwise service delivery will grind to a halt,” External link

newsday Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “The Bulawayo City Council would like to advise consumers that the water shedding programme continues to be suspended until further notice. The city has been monitoring water consumption and service reservoir levels for the past weeks. The average water consumption level has been 143ml per day against a target of 130ml per day with a maximum of 173ml and a minimum of 129ml per day over the period,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “For houses in the low density suburbs, inclusive of cottages and servants’ quarters, the limit is 650 litres per day and 19,5 kilolitres per month,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The City of Bulawayo would like to advise consumers that the water-shedding (sic) programme continues to be suspended until further notice. The city has been monitoring water consumption and service reservoir levels for the past weeks. " External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "There is a very big problem that we are having now. Issues of turf, councillors have been getting into territory that's not theirs. They don't even understand what they are supposed to do as councillors. We are running council as management. Theirs is to oversee how we do business not to supervise us, to tell us what to do. That is all nonsense, I want to say nonsense," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The Bulawayo City Council would like to advise consumers that the water shedding programme continues to be suspended until further notice. The city has been monitoring water consumption and service reservoir levels for the past weeks. The average water consumption level has been 143ml per day against a target of 130ml per day with a maximum of 173ml and a minimum of 129ml per day over the period," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said ( about Christopher Dube ) : "Yes, there is something like that. I can confirm that construction of the bridge has commenced through funding from the Government, part of the money will also be used towards sewer reticulation within the suburb, however, you can call our director of engineering services (Engineer Simela Dube) for more details," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube responds ( about Clerk ) : "No it's a bit different Town Clerk, you know why I'm saying that because when you are reading on procurement, Procurement Act the first thing is on definition of procurement and procuring is acquiring but are we buying anything in that case?" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube responds : "We are buying services from those people. Yes we are acquiring services from those people Deputy Mayor. I'm advising you as your Town Clerk. That is a procurement issue" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube says : “Deputy Mayor let me tell you, now the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) has been given arresting powers. There are so many things that would lead to the arrest of certain individuals. So I have tried to correct you as the city fathers. I don’t gain anything in this. But it is my duty and obligation to tell you that this thing is not correct, do it this way. I thought I should call you and sit down together with the three other councillors . . . ,” “Chigora in his capacity as chief whip and finance and development committee chair, I’m trying to advise you. You see you will remember me tomorrow that uDube tried to advise us and it’s up to you to accept or discard my advice. I would have done my part” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube responds ( about Clerk ) : “No it’s a bit different Town Clerk, you know why I’m saying that because when you are reading on procurement, Procurement Act the first thing is on definition of procurement and procuring is acquiring but are we buying anything in that case?” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube responds : “We are buying services from those people. Yes we are acquiring services from those people Deputy Mayor. I’m advising you as your Town Clerk. That is a procurement issue” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube says : “Deputy Mayor let me tell you, now the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) has been given arresting powers. There are so many things that would lead to the arrest of certain individuals. So I have tried to correct you as the city fathers. I don’t gain anything in this. But it is my duty and obligation to tell you that this thing is not correct, do it this way. I thought I should call you and sit down together with the three other councillors . . . ,” “Chigora in his capacity as chief whip and finance and development committee chair, I’m trying to advise you. You see you will remember me tomorrow that uDube tried to advise us and it’s up to you to accept or discard my advice. I would have done my part” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube responds ( about Clerk ) : “No it’s a bit different Town Clerk, you know why I’m saying that because when you are reading on procurement, Procurement Act the first thing is on definition of procurement and procuring is acquiring but are we buying anything in that case?” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube responds : “We are buying services from those people. Yes we are acquiring services from those people Deputy Mayor. I’m advising you as your Town Clerk. That is a procurement issue” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “These issues were observed by the investigations team when there were allegations of mismanagement and corruption in 2016 and it appears the city is going back to the situation then,” External link

thestandard-zw Monday, July 15, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “I have, indeed, received the letter from the acting mayor, where he purports to suspend me. For the record, I did not read that letter as it is an illegal letter and, therefore, is of no force of effect and illegal,” “I was in communication with the mayor (Solomon Mguni), where we were trying to deal with this matter in a proper and orderly manner, which also brings in elements of professionalism. And here we are, someone rushes to write such a letter” External link

newsday Friday, July 12, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube charged : “I will not listen to anyone. Tomorrow, I am reporting for work as usual. If that suspension letter was coming from the mayor, I would say maybe and consider it. But, for it to come from an acting mayor and have him purport to suspend me is null and void,” External link

newsday Friday, July 12, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We could even abandon our water shedding schedule but this is subject to us reducing our daily consumption to at least 120 mega litres a day," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 12, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The contractor had to increase the projected timelines due to the state of the equipment, as you know the city last underwent such rehabilitation work in 1940 hence most of the equipment was now worn out and obsolete" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 12, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "First and foremost I'm not aware of the allegations levelled against me. What I can confirm is that the Mayor (clr Solomon Mguni) gave me the notification of a special council meeting on the conduct of senior management in the council," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “Works at Criterion Water Works are still ongoing, with some of the major works now having been completed. Critical sections such as the installation of key backwash pumps and electrical control units, which are vital components in the treatment process, are yet to be completed. It is due to these outstanding works that the treatment plant continues to operate below optimum, affecting water production capacity,” External link

zimeye Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “More affected areas are scheduled to be opened tomorrow (today). To this end, water will be opened and closed until the system stabilises. Council continues to monitor its distribution reservoirs so that they recover to above 80 percent of storage capacity,” External link

zimeye Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “First and foremost I’m not aware of the allegations levelled against me. What I can confirm is that the Mayor (clr Solomon Mguni) gave me the notification of a special council meeting on the conduct of senior management in the council,” External link

zimeye Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are aware of all the areas which have not yet received water and we will be supplying these with water bowsers," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “The City of Bulawayo advises residents that the water shedding programme is subject to change if the reservoir situation on the ground improves or deteriorates beyond the stipulated period. Residents are urged to conserve water and use alternative safe sources for non-potable uses especially boreholes. Bulawayo City Council wishes to apologise to its valued consumers for the inconvenience likely to be caused,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Projects which council had budgeted for might not be undertaken owing to the price escalations. This has forced us to propose an upward review of the 2019 budget from RTGS$212 million to RTGS$475 million. It's therefore against this background that the city council is carrying out consultative meetings to ensure the input of residents is included in the final decision," "Recent developments in the country's economy such as high inflation, currency rates and distortions have necessitated council to come up with a supplementary budget. The 2019 budget which was submitted in 2018 to the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing for approval has already been eroded by inflation" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We're in a difficult situation and we have to work together so that we don't forgo our capital projects and let the council go down under. We want to survive as the city council that's why we're asking for a little more," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are targeting those in the Diaspora; we want foreign currency period! Locals who also have access to foreign currency can also purchase the stands," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Hospitals are not part of the water-shedding programme. There were problems with UBH which resulted it in being disconnected and the problems have since been rectified. In case there are water problems, we will be supplying them with water bowsers," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 25, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Hospitals are not part of the water-shedding programme. There were problems with UBH which resulted it in being disconnected and the problems have since been rectified. In case there are water problems, we will be supplying them with water bowsers," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 25, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public that council will continue shedding water into the weekend on a 24-hour regime. After the weekend, the shedding programme will revert to a 48-hour water shedding programme. This is a result of the low water levels at Criterion Raw Water Reservoir, the city's largest water treatment plant, due to disruption of continuous pumping at Umzingwane and Inyankuni. Council is currently working on the breakdowns at the dams so that raw water pumping is improved. This will enable the city to build on the levels of raw water reservoir which still remain critically low," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 17, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "I have heard about the problem, it is important that as council we support these institutions. We will do something about it," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1:23:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are having problems with part of Ward 27, Pelandaba West which has still not been serviced to this day. We are trying to facilitate dialogue between the private developers and the beneficiaries so that this whole thing comes to an end. The problem is that the project is not yet finished and the developer is now quoting using the bond and rating, saying money has lost value, thereby charging beneficiaries exorbitant amounts of money," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We have 12 schemes that are being done by private developers and one of those that are giving us headaches is the Selborne Brooke development and another one in Trenance suburb. The Trenance suburb developer wants us to service the area for free, but it will not be free because we will be taking the rate payers' money. We offered to give him a quotation and service at a fee but he still has not delivered on his promises to the people," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Remember Government issued an order that we should no longer give private developers land because once they subdivide and make people pay and allow them to occupy the places before they finish servicing, they do not own up to their end of the deal. That's the problem with private developers. We are now having problems with those that are failing to complete projects," "If land developer fails to complete a project, they should surrender it back to city council so that stands may be serviced and fully developed for beneficiaries to move in" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are going to have a multi-stakeholder meeting next week to discuss the proposed sale of residential stands in forex. Due to hyperinflation, the average price of a council stand ($5 000) has lost value and we are unable to deliver the required services with that kind of money. With the economic situation, people have lost their trust in private developers. We advertised stands in Pumula South recently but money lost its value and what we charged is no longer enough to meet the costs. We will be operating at a loss and it is unsustainable," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "By right, those people should move out because there is no certificate of occupation. Giving them water using bowsers is just a humanitarian gesture but we are not obliged to do it. They have a private arrangement with the land developer and it has nothing to do with us. We have been trying to help the Pelandaba West residents as we understand their plight but our hands are tied as they have a contract with a private land developer and not council," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We're unapologetic that international organisations should pay bills and rates in foreign currency. They have started paying their bills in foreign currency which has improved our foreign currency revenues. This is premised on the 1:1 rate in line with Government policy," "Although, the international organisations are paying their bills in forex, we still need more foreign currency to improve our service delivery" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "A special area (77 low density residential stands in Selbourne Park) has been identified to pilot a programme where low density residential stands will be pre-sold to beneficiaries in foreign currency in order to cover servicing costs. This scheme is open to both people in the diaspora and locals with access to foreign currency," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are in a serious problem in terms of foreign currency requirements, as we speak we have applied to the powers that be for us to get US$4,6 million for us to be able to work otherwise if we don't get that money we are in trouble. Our major concern is for us to get water chemicals, road tar and other key materials that now all require foreign currency. All the quotations we make are coming back requiring hard currency which we do not have at all," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 3, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Members of the public are advised that the City of Bulawayo will be introducing a 36 hour water shedding schedule from Wednesday 30 January 2019 in all residential areas of the City," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 3, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “This has been necessitated by low levels at the city’s water supply reservoirs and Umzingwane Dam,” External link

zimeye Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “This (36-hour water-rationing) has been necessitated by low levels at the city’s water supply reservoirs and at the Umzingwane Dam. In a bid to manage water supply, this shedding will initially run for 36 hours a week, citywide, and will be reviewed weekly until the situation normalises,” External link

newsday Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Owners, occupiers or users of any land may also be liable if accidents occur as a result of water being prevented from draining off a public road into, onto, under or through their land, or water, soil or other material flowing or escaping from their land onto a public road," "Particular attention should be taken to ensure compliance with these obligations, and with ensuring that all entrances over drains are adequate and allow the free flow of water (for example weep holes in property boundary walls, adequately culverted or piped)" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube warned : "It is also an offence under the Roads Act [Chapter 13:18] to deposit materials on a public road, or to permit mud or anything that falls from a vehicle to remain on the public road, so as to cause a hazard or potential hazard to road users, or to obstruct or interfere with the safe use of the road," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “Owners, occupiers or users of any land may also be liable if accidents occur as a result of water being prevented from draining off a public road into, onto, under or through their land, or water, soil or other material flowing or escaping from their land onto a public road,” “Particular attention should be taken to ensure compliance with these obligations, and with ensuring that all entrances over drains are adequate and allow the free flow of water (for example weep holes in property boundary walls, adequately culverted or piped)” External link

newsday Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube warned : “It is also an offence under the Roads Act [Chapter 13:18] to deposit materials on a public road, or to permit mud or anything that falls from a vehicle to remain on the public road, so as to cause a hazard or potential hazard to road users, or to obstruct or interfere with the safe use of the road,” External link

newsday Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Our health department is on high cholera and typhoid alert. We are conducting awareness campaigns to prevent outbreaks of any waterborne diseases, especially with the rains upon us," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “Our health department is on high cholera and typhoid alert. We are conducting awareness campaigns to prevent outbreaks of any waterborne diseases, especially with the rains upon us,” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “Our health department is on high cholera and typhoid alert. We are conducting awareness campaigns to prevent outbreaks of any waterborne diseases, especially with the rains upon us,” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “Our health department is on high cholera and typhoid alert. We are conducting awareness campaigns to prevent outbreaks of any waterborne diseases, especially with the rains upon us,” External link

newsday Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “We are technically insolvent. We now have more creditors than debtors. That is the situation we are in right now as the local authority. I do not have figures off-hand, but the last time I checked, we owe our creditors over $200 million against $188 million we are owed by debtors,” External link

zimeye Friday, January 4, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are technically insolvent. We now have more creditors than debtors. That is the situation we are in right now as the local authority. I do not have figures off-hand, but the last time I checked, we owe our creditors over $200 million against $188 million we are owed by debtors," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 4, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “We are technically insolvent. We now have more creditors than debtors. That is the situation we are in right now as the local authority. I do not have figures off-hand, but the last time I checked, we owe our creditors over $200 million against $188 million we are owed by debtors,” External link

newsday Friday, January 4, 2019 6:25:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The City of Bulawayo has not been exempted from the recent macro-economic downturn which has affected the entire nation," "The city's financial position has been depleted and council is barely managing to remain afloat and provide basic and decent services. The situation is dire and untenable and calls on the city of Bulawayo to implement austerity measures to ensure continued service delivery" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Exchange rates are updated on a daily basis and displayed at the banking halls for ease of conversion since all forms of foreign currency are accepted," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "They are also encouraged to utilise the express window at Revenue Hall when making payments. The above measures have been taken to strengthen the multi-currency system for financial and price stability and to increase inflows of foreign currency for sustained service delivery," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “The City of Bulawayo has not been exempted from the recent macro-economic downturn, which has affected the entire nation. The city’s financial position has been hard hit and council is barely managing to stay afloat and provide basic and decent services. The situation is dire and untenable, and this necessitated the City of Bulawayo to implement austerity measures to ensure continued service delivery,” “Council, at its meeting of November 7, 2018, approved policy options and strategies to address the socio-economic environment as follows: Diaspora payment of rates – Khumbula Ekhaya Rates. Council has opened an appropriate foreign currency account [Domestic FCA] to cater for foreign currency payments” External link

newsday Friday, December 28, 2018 7:39:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “The measures have been taken to strengthen the multi-currency system for financial and price stability, and to increase inflows of foreign currency for sustained service delivery. Council would like to commend its rate payers for their continual support despite the hostile economic environment. Council will closely monitor the prevailing economic situation,” External link

newsday Friday, December 28, 2018 7:39:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "An offer of 50 percent discount incentive is availed to foreign currency payments from ratepayers in the Diaspora to settle their rates through their Nostro accounts. This is, however, not limited to this category of Diaspora ratepayers alone, but also applies to local ratepayers who have access to hard currency," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, December 25, 2018 1:06:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "This facility will run for an initial period of six months from 17 December 2018," "A special foreign currency desk/counter has been opened at the Revenue Hall [Licensing Section] to serve everyone paying in foreign currency. Exchange rates are updated on a daily basis and displayed at the banking halls for ease of conversion since all forms of foreign currency are accepted. Discounts are processed within three days of payment" External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, December 25, 2018 1:06:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "An offer of 50 percent discount incentive is availed to foreign currency payments from ratepayers in the Diaspora to settle their rates through their Nostro accounts. This is, however, not limited to this category of Diaspora ratepayers alone, but also applies to local ratepayers who have access to hard currency," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 25, 2018 11:14:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "This facility will run for an initial period of six months from 17 December 2018," "A special foreign currency desk/counter has been opened at the Revenue Hall [Licensing Section] to serve everyone paying in foreign currency. Exchange rates are updated on a daily basis and displayed at the banking halls for ease of conversion since all forms of foreign currency are accepted. Discounts are processed within three days of payment" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 25, 2018 11:14:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “An offer of 50 percent discount incentive is availed to foreign currency payments from ratepayers in the Diaspora to settle their rates through their Nostro accounts. This is, however, not limited to this category of Diaspora ratepayers alone, but also applies to local ratepayers who have access to hard currency,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:17:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “This facility will run for an initial period of six months from 17 December 2018,” “A special foreign currency desk/counter has been opened at the Revenue Hall [Licensing Section] to serve everyone paying in foreign currency. Exchange rates are updated on a daily basis and displayed at the banking halls for ease of conversion since all forms of foreign currency are accepted. Discounts are processed within three days of payment” External link

herald Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:17:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public that Magwegwe Reservoir continues to be affected by various water supply disruptions, and shedding will be introduced to normalise its level as previously advertised" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 24, 2018 11:09:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are in trouble and if the situation remains like this I don't really know how we are going to provide services but, however, some fuel suppliers are sympathetic to our cause because we serve the public," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 19, 2018 6:00:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "If you look at it from the corporate governance point of view you don't expect councillors to come up with policies and then implement them," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 6, 2017 1:03:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "All what we are saying is we want separation of duties so that there is no one person who starts the process from the beginning right up to the end without any checks and balances," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 6, 2017 1:03:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Particular attention should be taken to ensure compliance with these obligations, and with ensuring that all entrances over drains are adequate and allow the free flow of water. Bulawayo City Council may serve a Notice under the Roads Act [Chapter 13:18] and/or the Environmental Management Act [Chapter 20:27] on the owners, occupiers or users of any land who do not comply with these requirements. It is an offence not to comply with such a Notice, or with any Planning Enforcement Notice, which if pursued through the courts may result in prosecutions and fines," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 19, 2017 1:02:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “The plant is now old and requires capital injection to bring business to a viable position. Since inception, no major injection of fresh capital was made to modernise the plant,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, February 12, 2017 2:51:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “The plant is now old and requires capital injection to bring business to a viable position. Since inception, no major injection of fresh capital was made to modernise the plant,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, February 11, 2017 4:38:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “The plant is now old and requires capital injection to bring business to a viable position. Since inception, no major injection of fresh capital was made to modernise the plant,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:41:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "In 2016, 224 vulnerable but bright students benefited from the council's bursary scheme tenable to 28 high schools in the high density suburbs of the city. This assistance included payment for examination fees for those children sitting for Ordinary Levels. The bursary went a long way indeed in meeting these children's educational needs," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:55:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are not starting a new process but following on what the Government has done to its schools. We were then advised that in certain areas give away control to parents. We wanted to withdraw bursars but we were told that we could not. In most of the issues we are in agreement. We met about two weeks ago with the Bulawayo PED who informed us what to do and what not to do," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:19:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "During the period under review (up to 30 November 2016) a total of 2 836 plans valued at $51 568 752 were approved. A total of 3 024 new plans were submitted. The Building Inspectorate attended to 15 632 inspections during the same period under review for the year 2016," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 16, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "I don't know whether it's the Diasporans who are supporting the residents to do the construction. I want to believe that most of the buildings that are taking shape are owned by people based outside the country who are now bringing their monies to do the construction," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 16, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "There are quite a number of properties that were leased to churches. There is a clause in the lease agreement that specifies that these industrial firms must be made available when such a situation comes up. This is another option that the council has to counter the demand of industrial stands instead of servicing new ones," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 15, 2017 12:02:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said ( about Gift Banda ) : "However, the following should be noted regarding the allocation of an Ascot stand to councillor Gift Banda. An application was received from councillor Gift Banda for a portion of land and was circulated and submitted to the town's lands and planning committee and subsequently to council," "In terms of the Bulawayo operative master plan the piece of land is zoned as residential buildings (flats or attached dwellings). The land is not designated town house stands and hence the tender procedure falls away" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 12, 2016 11:32:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The City of Bulawayo would like to advise residents and members of the public that we will be disconnecting water supplies with immediate effect on all residential and commercial properties whose accounts are in arrears. " External link

onlinenigeria Monday, October 17, 2016 11:50:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The City of Bulawayo would like to advise residents and members of the public that we will be disconnecting water supplies with immediate effect on all residential and commercial properties whose accounts are in arrears. " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 17, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We weren't aware of the circular until the auditors revealed it, that's we are bringing the matter to you," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 10:44:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube added ( about George Mlilo ) : "Council already had a resolution (No. EC 04/03/08, 1.382) to allocate councillors land at a 25 percent concessionary price and we have been using that resolution over the year. Councillors are agreeing to this and we have taken the matter to the Permanent Secretary (Engineer George Mlilo) of which we await way forward as we seek leniency and condonation," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 10:44:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We have agreed as council to introduce a by-law and we got this from Harare. The by-law has gone through council and we need to consult residents and hear if there are any objections before we can take it to Government for approval and implementation," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, July 8, 2016 11:40:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We tried but failed to remove them. We went to court and we got an order using the Public Health Act and now we need a specific by-law," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, July 8, 2016 11:40:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "If you look at Kazungula and Bulawayo roads, people just go there and start worshipping yet there are designated areas we have allocated them which we are trying to regularise. We don't want the Buffer Zone to be interfered with so that we maintain the 70 metres between the nearest suburb and the road," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, July 8, 2016 11:40:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We have agreed as council to introduce a by-law and we got this from Harare. The by-law has gone through council and we need to consult residents and hear if there are any objections before we can take it to Government for approval and implementation," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 8, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We tried but failed to remove them. We went to court and we got an order using the Public Health Act and now we need a specific by-law," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 8, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "If you look at Kazungula and Bulawayo roads, people just go there and start worshipping yet there are designated areas we have allocated them which we are trying to regularise. We don't want the Buffer Zone to be interfered with so that we maintain the 70 metres between the nearest suburb and the road," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 8, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "This will help our students to be technologically advanced and prepared for the industry and the world of employment. We've been motivated to do more," External link

allafrica Monday, May 30, 2016 8:04:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "This is great and we're really grateful. This school is going to rise to greater heights in the sense that we want to develop it and enrol more students. We want to make sure that as we build more classrooms, we make sure that we cater for STEM," External link

allafrica Monday, May 30, 2016 8:04:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "This will help our students to be technologically advanced and prepared for the industry and the world of employment. We've been motivated to do more," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 30, 2016 8:52:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "This is great and we're really grateful. This school is going to rise to greater heights in the sense that we want to develop it and enrol more students. We want to make sure that as we build more classrooms, we make sure that we cater for STEM," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 30, 2016 8:52:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “This will help our students to be technologically advanced and prepared for the industry and the world of employment. We’ve been motivated to do more,” External link

herald Monday, May 30, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “This is great and we’re really grateful. This school is going to rise to greater heights in the sense that we want to develop it and enrol more students. We want to make sure that as we build more classrooms, we make sure that we cater for STEM,” External link

herald Monday, May 30, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "A committee has been assigned to mobilise people to think about other possible names and submit to us," "We are not concentrating on colonial names, but will be renaming every street. Right now we have 86 streets that have no names and we need to be pro-active," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 27, 2016 12:33:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The company we contracted to do street lights has failed. We've written to them that we're cancelling the contract," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 27, 2016 8:57:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We had a big problem at our main distribution point after a pipe burst. Because of its size, we were forced to close the supply at the water works," "We had to cut a big tree where the pipe burst and that took time. The situation would have affected Mkhosana only but we felt to avoid unnecessary loss, it was better to shut down the whole system" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:25:00 AM EAT



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clerk85.25%EN03/06/201706/03/2017
head6.56%EN01/22/201722/01/2017
school headmaster4.92%EN05/30/201630/05/2016
chairperson3.28%EN02/13/201513/02/2015
Names Lang Count
Christopher DubeEN97.92%
Christopher DubeSA2.08%


 
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Christopher Dube said : "My constitutional rights were flagrantly violated by first respondent who was acting illegally by taking the law into his own hands and it is for this reason that I have sued him in his personal capacity. He was certainly acting in a frolic of his own and his conduct was not sanctioned by the second respondent (Bulawayo City Council)," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Disconnections will start this weekend (24 and 25 August 2019) in wards 20, 22, 23 and 24 (Nkulumane) and Ward 3 in the eastern areas. Residents are therefore encouraged to bring their accounts up to date in order to avoid this inconvenience. Payments may be made at all District offices and at the Revenue Hall or through the mobile phones or bank transfers. Council further advises that the Nkulumane revenue office will be open on Saturday, 24 August 2019 from 08:00 to 13:00 hours," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We call on government to intervene on the matter and ensure that the resident's right to water is protected. This is a clear indication that things are difficult. We urge government to continue working to turn around the economic fortunes of the country and to intervene to protect citizens from such harsh decisions," "It is not by design that we owe council but economic challenges visible to all and the obtaining situation generally is hindering the majority of residents to service their accounts. We urge Bulawayo residents to make efforts to pay the little that they have regularly. It is better to pay the little that you can afford on a regular basis than to totally ignore the debt and watch it ballooning. However, we want councils that are innovative and not dependent on rate payers. There must be commercial inflows that are sustaining councils and subsidising rate payers. What happened to Aisleby Farm and Ingwebu Breweries, once cash cows for the council? The council of the time made such investments so that they could finance council projects, putting less pressure on the rate payer" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “It is provided for in the Public Entities Corporate Governance Act of 2018 and as council, we also have to be seen to be doing something about it to make sure that we declare our assets…because we cannot be seen to be making decisions when we are conflicted,” External link

newsday Friday, August 23, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “There is a very big problem that we are having now. Issues of turf, councillors have been getting into territory that’s not theirs. They don’t even understand what they are supposed to do as councillors. We are running council as management. Theirs is to oversee how we do business not to supervise us, to tell us what to do. That is all nonsense, I want to say nonsense,” External link

zimeye Friday, August 16, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "It's important for the councillors to have changes in the committees although it has no major bearing in the running of council. The five elected committee chairpersons sit in the General Purposes Committee which is the human resources committee. So most of the councillors want to be part of that committee because it is the one that deals with staff recruitment," "The elected members are Clr Mlandu Ncube as the Finance and Development committee chairperson. Clr Mzama Dube is his deputy. Town Lands and Planning is chaired by Clr Pilate Moyo with Clr Sinikiwe Mutanda as the deputy. Health, Housing and Education committee is chaired by Clr Lilian Mlilo deputised by Clr Concilia Mlalazi, Future Water Supplies and Water Action committee chairperson is Clr Sikhululekile Moyo with Alderman Siboniso Khumalo as the deputy. Environmental Management and Engineering Service committee is chaired by Alderman Ernest Rafamoyo and Alderman Norman Hlabani is his deputy" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, August 16, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "It's important for the councillors to have changes in the committees although it has no major bearing in the running of council. The five elected committee chairpersons sit in the General Purposes Committee which is the human resources committee. So most of the councillors want to be part of that committee because it is the one that deals with staff recruitment," "The elected members are Clr Mlandu Ncube as the Finance and Development committee chairperson. Clr Mzama Dube is his deputy. Town Lands and Planning is chaired by Clr Pilate Moyo with Clr Sinikiwe Mutanda as the deputy. Health, Housing and Education committee is chaired by Clr Lilian Mlilo deputised by Clr Concilia Mlalazi, Future Water Supplies and Water Action committee chairperson is Clr Sikhululekile Moyo with Alderman Siboniso Khumalo as the deputy. Environmental Management and Engineering Service committee is chaired by Alderman Ernest Rafamoyo and Alderman Norman Hlabani is his deputy" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 16, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “In fact, what we had proposed under the previous supplementary budget was very low and so we are considering another supplementary budget given the situation now. For example, the interbank rate, we have to keep pace with it, otherwise service delivery will grind to a halt,” External link

newsday Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “The Bulawayo City Council would like to advise consumers that the water shedding programme continues to be suspended until further notice. The city has been monitoring water consumption and service reservoir levels for the past weeks. The average water consumption level has been 143ml per day against a target of 130ml per day with a maximum of 173ml and a minimum of 129ml per day over the period,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “For houses in the low density suburbs, inclusive of cottages and servants’ quarters, the limit is 650 litres per day and 19,5 kilolitres per month,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The City of Bulawayo would like to advise consumers that the water-shedding (sic) programme continues to be suspended until further notice. The city has been monitoring water consumption and service reservoir levels for the past weeks. " External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "There is a very big problem that we are having now. Issues of turf, councillors have been getting into territory that's not theirs. They don't even understand what they are supposed to do as councillors. We are running council as management. Theirs is to oversee how we do business not to supervise us, to tell us what to do. That is all nonsense, I want to say nonsense," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The Bulawayo City Council would like to advise consumers that the water shedding programme continues to be suspended until further notice. The city has been monitoring water consumption and service reservoir levels for the past weeks. The average water consumption level has been 143ml per day against a target of 130ml per day with a maximum of 173ml and a minimum of 129ml per day over the period," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said ( about Christopher Dube ) : "Yes, there is something like that. I can confirm that construction of the bridge has commenced through funding from the Government, part of the money will also be used towards sewer reticulation within the suburb, however, you can call our director of engineering services (Engineer Simela Dube) for more details," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube responds ( about Clerk ) : "No it's a bit different Town Clerk, you know why I'm saying that because when you are reading on procurement, Procurement Act the first thing is on definition of procurement and procuring is acquiring but are we buying anything in that case?" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube responds : "We are buying services from those people. Yes we are acquiring services from those people Deputy Mayor. I'm advising you as your Town Clerk. That is a procurement issue" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube says : “Deputy Mayor let me tell you, now the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) has been given arresting powers. There are so many things that would lead to the arrest of certain individuals. So I have tried to correct you as the city fathers. I don’t gain anything in this. But it is my duty and obligation to tell you that this thing is not correct, do it this way. I thought I should call you and sit down together with the three other councillors . . . ,” “Chigora in his capacity as chief whip and finance and development committee chair, I’m trying to advise you. You see you will remember me tomorrow that uDube tried to advise us and it’s up to you to accept or discard my advice. I would have done my part” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube responds ( about Clerk ) : “No it’s a bit different Town Clerk, you know why I’m saying that because when you are reading on procurement, Procurement Act the first thing is on definition of procurement and procuring is acquiring but are we buying anything in that case?” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube responds : “We are buying services from those people. Yes we are acquiring services from those people Deputy Mayor. I’m advising you as your Town Clerk. That is a procurement issue” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube says : “Deputy Mayor let me tell you, now the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) has been given arresting powers. There are so many things that would lead to the arrest of certain individuals. So I have tried to correct you as the city fathers. I don’t gain anything in this. But it is my duty and obligation to tell you that this thing is not correct, do it this way. I thought I should call you and sit down together with the three other councillors . . . ,” “Chigora in his capacity as chief whip and finance and development committee chair, I’m trying to advise you. You see you will remember me tomorrow that uDube tried to advise us and it’s up to you to accept or discard my advice. I would have done my part” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube responds ( about Clerk ) : “No it’s a bit different Town Clerk, you know why I’m saying that because when you are reading on procurement, Procurement Act the first thing is on definition of procurement and procuring is acquiring but are we buying anything in that case?” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube responds : “We are buying services from those people. Yes we are acquiring services from those people Deputy Mayor. I’m advising you as your Town Clerk. That is a procurement issue” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “These issues were observed by the investigations team when there were allegations of mismanagement and corruption in 2016 and it appears the city is going back to the situation then,” External link

thestandard-zw Monday, July 15, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “I have, indeed, received the letter from the acting mayor, where he purports to suspend me. For the record, I did not read that letter as it is an illegal letter and, therefore, is of no force of effect and illegal,” “I was in communication with the mayor (Solomon Mguni), where we were trying to deal with this matter in a proper and orderly manner, which also brings in elements of professionalism. And here we are, someone rushes to write such a letter” External link

newsday Friday, July 12, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube charged : “I will not listen to anyone. Tomorrow, I am reporting for work as usual. If that suspension letter was coming from the mayor, I would say maybe and consider it. But, for it to come from an acting mayor and have him purport to suspend me is null and void,” External link

newsday Friday, July 12, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We could even abandon our water shedding schedule but this is subject to us reducing our daily consumption to at least 120 mega litres a day," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 12, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The contractor had to increase the projected timelines due to the state of the equipment, as you know the city last underwent such rehabilitation work in 1940 hence most of the equipment was now worn out and obsolete" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 12, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "First and foremost I'm not aware of the allegations levelled against me. What I can confirm is that the Mayor (clr Solomon Mguni) gave me the notification of a special council meeting on the conduct of senior management in the council," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “Works at Criterion Water Works are still ongoing, with some of the major works now having been completed. Critical sections such as the installation of key backwash pumps and electrical control units, which are vital components in the treatment process, are yet to be completed. It is due to these outstanding works that the treatment plant continues to operate below optimum, affecting water production capacity,” External link

zimeye Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “More affected areas are scheduled to be opened tomorrow (today). To this end, water will be opened and closed until the system stabilises. Council continues to monitor its distribution reservoirs so that they recover to above 80 percent of storage capacity,” External link

zimeye Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “First and foremost I’m not aware of the allegations levelled against me. What I can confirm is that the Mayor (clr Solomon Mguni) gave me the notification of a special council meeting on the conduct of senior management in the council,” External link

zimeye Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are aware of all the areas which have not yet received water and we will be supplying these with water bowsers," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “The City of Bulawayo advises residents that the water shedding programme is subject to change if the reservoir situation on the ground improves or deteriorates beyond the stipulated period. Residents are urged to conserve water and use alternative safe sources for non-potable uses especially boreholes. Bulawayo City Council wishes to apologise to its valued consumers for the inconvenience likely to be caused,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Projects which council had budgeted for might not be undertaken owing to the price escalations. This has forced us to propose an upward review of the 2019 budget from RTGS$212 million to RTGS$475 million. It's therefore against this background that the city council is carrying out consultative meetings to ensure the input of residents is included in the final decision," "Recent developments in the country's economy such as high inflation, currency rates and distortions have necessitated council to come up with a supplementary budget. The 2019 budget which was submitted in 2018 to the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing for approval has already been eroded by inflation" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We're in a difficult situation and we have to work together so that we don't forgo our capital projects and let the council go down under. We want to survive as the city council that's why we're asking for a little more," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are targeting those in the Diaspora; we want foreign currency period! Locals who also have access to foreign currency can also purchase the stands," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Hospitals are not part of the water-shedding programme. There were problems with UBH which resulted it in being disconnected and the problems have since been rectified. In case there are water problems, we will be supplying them with water bowsers," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 25, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Hospitals are not part of the water-shedding programme. There were problems with UBH which resulted it in being disconnected and the problems have since been rectified. In case there are water problems, we will be supplying them with water bowsers," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 25, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public that council will continue shedding water into the weekend on a 24-hour regime. After the weekend, the shedding programme will revert to a 48-hour water shedding programme. This is a result of the low water levels at Criterion Raw Water Reservoir, the city's largest water treatment plant, due to disruption of continuous pumping at Umzingwane and Inyankuni. Council is currently working on the breakdowns at the dams so that raw water pumping is improved. This will enable the city to build on the levels of raw water reservoir which still remain critically low," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 17, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "I have heard about the problem, it is important that as council we support these institutions. We will do something about it," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1:23:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are having problems with part of Ward 27, Pelandaba West which has still not been serviced to this day. We are trying to facilitate dialogue between the private developers and the beneficiaries so that this whole thing comes to an end. The problem is that the project is not yet finished and the developer is now quoting using the bond and rating, saying money has lost value, thereby charging beneficiaries exorbitant amounts of money," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We have 12 schemes that are being done by private developers and one of those that are giving us headaches is the Selborne Brooke development and another one in Trenance suburb. The Trenance suburb developer wants us to service the area for free, but it will not be free because we will be taking the rate payers' money. We offered to give him a quotation and service at a fee but he still has not delivered on his promises to the people," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Remember Government issued an order that we should no longer give private developers land because once they subdivide and make people pay and allow them to occupy the places before they finish servicing, they do not own up to their end of the deal. That's the problem with private developers. We are now having problems with those that are failing to complete projects," "If land developer fails to complete a project, they should surrender it back to city council so that stands may be serviced and fully developed for beneficiaries to move in" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are going to have a multi-stakeholder meeting next week to discuss the proposed sale of residential stands in forex. Due to hyperinflation, the average price of a council stand ($5 000) has lost value and we are unable to deliver the required services with that kind of money. With the economic situation, people have lost their trust in private developers. We advertised stands in Pumula South recently but money lost its value and what we charged is no longer enough to meet the costs. We will be operating at a loss and it is unsustainable," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "By right, those people should move out because there is no certificate of occupation. Giving them water using bowsers is just a humanitarian gesture but we are not obliged to do it. They have a private arrangement with the land developer and it has nothing to do with us. We have been trying to help the Pelandaba West residents as we understand their plight but our hands are tied as they have a contract with a private land developer and not council," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We're unapologetic that international organisations should pay bills and rates in foreign currency. They have started paying their bills in foreign currency which has improved our foreign currency revenues. This is premised on the 1:1 rate in line with Government policy," "Although, the international organisations are paying their bills in forex, we still need more foreign currency to improve our service delivery" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "A special area (77 low density residential stands in Selbourne Park) has been identified to pilot a programme where low density residential stands will be pre-sold to beneficiaries in foreign currency in order to cover servicing costs. This scheme is open to both people in the diaspora and locals with access to foreign currency," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are in a serious problem in terms of foreign currency requirements, as we speak we have applied to the powers that be for us to get US$4,6 million for us to be able to work otherwise if we don't get that money we are in trouble. Our major concern is for us to get water chemicals, road tar and other key materials that now all require foreign currency. All the quotations we make are coming back requiring hard currency which we do not have at all," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 3, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Members of the public are advised that the City of Bulawayo will be introducing a 36 hour water shedding schedule from Wednesday 30 January 2019 in all residential areas of the City," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 3, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “This has been necessitated by low levels at the city’s water supply reservoirs and Umzingwane Dam,” External link

zimeye Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “This (36-hour water-rationing) has been necessitated by low levels at the city’s water supply reservoirs and at the Umzingwane Dam. In a bid to manage water supply, this shedding will initially run for 36 hours a week, citywide, and will be reviewed weekly until the situation normalises,” External link

newsday Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Owners, occupiers or users of any land may also be liable if accidents occur as a result of water being prevented from draining off a public road into, onto, under or through their land, or water, soil or other material flowing or escaping from their land onto a public road," "Particular attention should be taken to ensure compliance with these obligations, and with ensuring that all entrances over drains are adequate and allow the free flow of water (for example weep holes in property boundary walls, adequately culverted or piped)" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube warned : "It is also an offence under the Roads Act [Chapter 13:18] to deposit materials on a public road, or to permit mud or anything that falls from a vehicle to remain on the public road, so as to cause a hazard or potential hazard to road users, or to obstruct or interfere with the safe use of the road," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “Owners, occupiers or users of any land may also be liable if accidents occur as a result of water being prevented from draining off a public road into, onto, under or through their land, or water, soil or other material flowing or escaping from their land onto a public road,” “Particular attention should be taken to ensure compliance with these obligations, and with ensuring that all entrances over drains are adequate and allow the free flow of water (for example weep holes in property boundary walls, adequately culverted or piped)” External link

newsday Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube warned : “It is also an offence under the Roads Act [Chapter 13:18] to deposit materials on a public road, or to permit mud or anything that falls from a vehicle to remain on the public road, so as to cause a hazard or potential hazard to road users, or to obstruct or interfere with the safe use of the road,” External link

newsday Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Our health department is on high cholera and typhoid alert. We are conducting awareness campaigns to prevent outbreaks of any waterborne diseases, especially with the rains upon us," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “Our health department is on high cholera and typhoid alert. We are conducting awareness campaigns to prevent outbreaks of any waterborne diseases, especially with the rains upon us,” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “Our health department is on high cholera and typhoid alert. We are conducting awareness campaigns to prevent outbreaks of any waterborne diseases, especially with the rains upon us,” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “Our health department is on high cholera and typhoid alert. We are conducting awareness campaigns to prevent outbreaks of any waterborne diseases, especially with the rains upon us,” External link

newsday Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “We are technically insolvent. We now have more creditors than debtors. That is the situation we are in right now as the local authority. I do not have figures off-hand, but the last time I checked, we owe our creditors over $200 million against $188 million we are owed by debtors,” External link

zimeye Friday, January 4, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are technically insolvent. We now have more creditors than debtors. That is the situation we are in right now as the local authority. I do not have figures off-hand, but the last time I checked, we owe our creditors over $200 million against $188 million we are owed by debtors," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 4, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “We are technically insolvent. We now have more creditors than debtors. That is the situation we are in right now as the local authority. I do not have figures off-hand, but the last time I checked, we owe our creditors over $200 million against $188 million we are owed by debtors,” External link

newsday Friday, January 4, 2019 6:25:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The City of Bulawayo has not been exempted from the recent macro-economic downturn which has affected the entire nation," "The city's financial position has been depleted and council is barely managing to remain afloat and provide basic and decent services. The situation is dire and untenable and calls on the city of Bulawayo to implement austerity measures to ensure continued service delivery" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Exchange rates are updated on a daily basis and displayed at the banking halls for ease of conversion since all forms of foreign currency are accepted," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "They are also encouraged to utilise the express window at Revenue Hall when making payments. The above measures have been taken to strengthen the multi-currency system for financial and price stability and to increase inflows of foreign currency for sustained service delivery," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “The City of Bulawayo has not been exempted from the recent macro-economic downturn, which has affected the entire nation. The city’s financial position has been hard hit and council is barely managing to stay afloat and provide basic and decent services. The situation is dire and untenable, and this necessitated the City of Bulawayo to implement austerity measures to ensure continued service delivery,” “Council, at its meeting of November 7, 2018, approved policy options and strategies to address the socio-economic environment as follows: Diaspora payment of rates – Khumbula Ekhaya Rates. Council has opened an appropriate foreign currency account [Domestic FCA] to cater for foreign currency payments” External link

newsday Friday, December 28, 2018 7:39:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “The measures have been taken to strengthen the multi-currency system for financial and price stability, and to increase inflows of foreign currency for sustained service delivery. Council would like to commend its rate payers for their continual support despite the hostile economic environment. Council will closely monitor the prevailing economic situation,” External link

newsday Friday, December 28, 2018 7:39:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "An offer of 50 percent discount incentive is availed to foreign currency payments from ratepayers in the Diaspora to settle their rates through their Nostro accounts. This is, however, not limited to this category of Diaspora ratepayers alone, but also applies to local ratepayers who have access to hard currency," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, December 25, 2018 1:06:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "This facility will run for an initial period of six months from 17 December 2018," "A special foreign currency desk/counter has been opened at the Revenue Hall [Licensing Section] to serve everyone paying in foreign currency. Exchange rates are updated on a daily basis and displayed at the banking halls for ease of conversion since all forms of foreign currency are accepted. Discounts are processed within three days of payment" External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, December 25, 2018 1:06:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "An offer of 50 percent discount incentive is availed to foreign currency payments from ratepayers in the Diaspora to settle their rates through their Nostro accounts. This is, however, not limited to this category of Diaspora ratepayers alone, but also applies to local ratepayers who have access to hard currency," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 25, 2018 11:14:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "This facility will run for an initial period of six months from 17 December 2018," "A special foreign currency desk/counter has been opened at the Revenue Hall [Licensing Section] to serve everyone paying in foreign currency. Exchange rates are updated on a daily basis and displayed at the banking halls for ease of conversion since all forms of foreign currency are accepted. Discounts are processed within three days of payment" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 25, 2018 11:14:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “An offer of 50 percent discount incentive is availed to foreign currency payments from ratepayers in the Diaspora to settle their rates through their Nostro accounts. This is, however, not limited to this category of Diaspora ratepayers alone, but also applies to local ratepayers who have access to hard currency,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:17:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “This facility will run for an initial period of six months from 17 December 2018,” “A special foreign currency desk/counter has been opened at the Revenue Hall [Licensing Section] to serve everyone paying in foreign currency. Exchange rates are updated on a daily basis and displayed at the banking halls for ease of conversion since all forms of foreign currency are accepted. Discounts are processed within three days of payment” External link

herald Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:17:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public that Magwegwe Reservoir continues to be affected by various water supply disruptions, and shedding will be introduced to normalise its level as previously advertised" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 24, 2018 11:09:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are in trouble and if the situation remains like this I don't really know how we are going to provide services but, however, some fuel suppliers are sympathetic to our cause because we serve the public," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 19, 2018 6:00:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "If you look at it from the corporate governance point of view you don't expect councillors to come up with policies and then implement them," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 6, 2017 1:03:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "All what we are saying is we want separation of duties so that there is no one person who starts the process from the beginning right up to the end without any checks and balances," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 6, 2017 1:03:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "Particular attention should be taken to ensure compliance with these obligations, and with ensuring that all entrances over drains are adequate and allow the free flow of water. Bulawayo City Council may serve a Notice under the Roads Act [Chapter 13:18] and/or the Environmental Management Act [Chapter 20:27] on the owners, occupiers or users of any land who do not comply with these requirements. It is an offence not to comply with such a Notice, or with any Planning Enforcement Notice, which if pursued through the courts may result in prosecutions and fines," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 19, 2017 1:02:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “The plant is now old and requires capital injection to bring business to a viable position. Since inception, no major injection of fresh capital was made to modernise the plant,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, February 12, 2017 2:51:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “The plant is now old and requires capital injection to bring business to a viable position. Since inception, no major injection of fresh capital was made to modernise the plant,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, February 11, 2017 4:38:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “The plant is now old and requires capital injection to bring business to a viable position. Since inception, no major injection of fresh capital was made to modernise the plant,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:41:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "In 2016, 224 vulnerable but bright students benefited from the council's bursary scheme tenable to 28 high schools in the high density suburbs of the city. This assistance included payment for examination fees for those children sitting for Ordinary Levels. The bursary went a long way indeed in meeting these children's educational needs," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:55:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We are not starting a new process but following on what the Government has done to its schools. We were then advised that in certain areas give away control to parents. We wanted to withdraw bursars but we were told that we could not. In most of the issues we are in agreement. We met about two weeks ago with the Bulawayo PED who informed us what to do and what not to do," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:19:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "During the period under review (up to 30 November 2016) a total of 2 836 plans valued at $51 568 752 were approved. A total of 3 024 new plans were submitted. The Building Inspectorate attended to 15 632 inspections during the same period under review for the year 2016," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 16, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "I don't know whether it's the Diasporans who are supporting the residents to do the construction. I want to believe that most of the buildings that are taking shape are owned by people based outside the country who are now bringing their monies to do the construction," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 16, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "There are quite a number of properties that were leased to churches. There is a clause in the lease agreement that specifies that these industrial firms must be made available when such a situation comes up. This is another option that the council has to counter the demand of industrial stands instead of servicing new ones," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 15, 2017 12:02:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said ( about Gift Banda ) : "However, the following should be noted regarding the allocation of an Ascot stand to councillor Gift Banda. An application was received from councillor Gift Banda for a portion of land and was circulated and submitted to the town's lands and planning committee and subsequently to council," "In terms of the Bulawayo operative master plan the piece of land is zoned as residential buildings (flats or attached dwellings). The land is not designated town house stands and hence the tender procedure falls away" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 12, 2016 11:32:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The City of Bulawayo would like to advise residents and members of the public that we will be disconnecting water supplies with immediate effect on all residential and commercial properties whose accounts are in arrears. " External link

onlinenigeria Monday, October 17, 2016 11:50:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The City of Bulawayo would like to advise residents and members of the public that we will be disconnecting water supplies with immediate effect on all residential and commercial properties whose accounts are in arrears. " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 17, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We weren't aware of the circular until the auditors revealed it, that's we are bringing the matter to you," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 10:44:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube added ( about George Mlilo ) : "Council already had a resolution (No. EC 04/03/08, 1.382) to allocate councillors land at a 25 percent concessionary price and we have been using that resolution over the year. Councillors are agreeing to this and we have taken the matter to the Permanent Secretary (Engineer George Mlilo) of which we await way forward as we seek leniency and condonation," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 10:44:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We have agreed as council to introduce a by-law and we got this from Harare. The by-law has gone through council and we need to consult residents and hear if there are any objections before we can take it to Government for approval and implementation," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, July 8, 2016 11:40:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We tried but failed to remove them. We went to court and we got an order using the Public Health Act and now we need a specific by-law," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, July 8, 2016 11:40:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "If you look at Kazungula and Bulawayo roads, people just go there and start worshipping yet there are designated areas we have allocated them which we are trying to regularise. We don't want the Buffer Zone to be interfered with so that we maintain the 70 metres between the nearest suburb and the road," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, July 8, 2016 11:40:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We have agreed as council to introduce a by-law and we got this from Harare. The by-law has gone through council and we need to consult residents and hear if there are any objections before we can take it to Government for approval and implementation," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 8, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We tried but failed to remove them. We went to court and we got an order using the Public Health Act and now we need a specific by-law," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 8, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "If you look at Kazungula and Bulawayo roads, people just go there and start worshipping yet there are designated areas we have allocated them which we are trying to regularise. We don't want the Buffer Zone to be interfered with so that we maintain the 70 metres between the nearest suburb and the road," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 8, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "This will help our students to be technologically advanced and prepared for the industry and the world of employment. We've been motivated to do more," External link

allafrica Monday, May 30, 2016 8:04:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "This is great and we're really grateful. This school is going to rise to greater heights in the sense that we want to develop it and enrol more students. We want to make sure that as we build more classrooms, we make sure that we cater for STEM," External link

allafrica Monday, May 30, 2016 8:04:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "This will help our students to be technologically advanced and prepared for the industry and the world of employment. We've been motivated to do more," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 30, 2016 8:52:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "This is great and we're really grateful. This school is going to rise to greater heights in the sense that we want to develop it and enrol more students. We want to make sure that as we build more classrooms, we make sure that we cater for STEM," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 30, 2016 8:52:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “This will help our students to be technologically advanced and prepared for the industry and the world of employment. We’ve been motivated to do more,” External link

herald Monday, May 30, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : “This is great and we’re really grateful. This school is going to rise to greater heights in the sense that we want to develop it and enrol more students. We want to make sure that as we build more classrooms, we make sure that we cater for STEM,” External link

herald Monday, May 30, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "A committee has been assigned to mobilise people to think about other possible names and submit to us," "We are not concentrating on colonial names, but will be renaming every street. Right now we have 86 streets that have no names and we need to be pro-active," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 27, 2016 12:33:00 PM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "The company we contracted to do street lights has failed. We've written to them that we're cancelling the contract," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 27, 2016 8:57:00 AM EAT

Christopher Dube said : "We had a big problem at our main distribution point after a pipe burst. Because of its size, we were forced to close the supply at the water works," "We had to cut a big tree where the pipe burst and that took time. The situation would have affected Mkhosana only but we felt to avoid unnecessary loss, it was better to shut down the whole system" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:25:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
clerk85.25%EN03/06/201706/03/2017
head6.56%EN01/22/201722/01/2017
school headmaster4.92%EN05/30/201630/05/2016
chairperson3.28%EN02/13/201513/02/2015
Names Lang Count
Christopher DubeEN97.92%
Christopher DubeSA2.08%


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