Harare City Council Terminates Contract With Construction Company

Harare City Council (HCC) has cancelled a deal with Chimcivil Engineering (Pvt) Ltd for failing to fulfil agreements signed in Memoranda of Agreement (MOA).

The company was supposed to have developed semi-detached garden flats and housing units. Chimcivil was supposed to begin the 24 months project in May 2015.

HCC acting chamber secretary Charles Kandemiiri said.

The contract had since lapsed…Chimcivil had not been able to meet its side of the bargain due to financial constraints. It had now requested for an extension of the MOA by a further 12 months to allow it time to borrow funds for the project from its financiers.

Chimcivil had proved that they had no capacity to undertake any developments. Even if they were to be given the 12 months extension they would still not be able to complete the developments because some of the developments required a minimum of 24 months.

The HCC is currently reviewing and terminating or extending contracts based on the progress in the developments. In January, HCC terminated MOU’s and MOA’s with over five companies that had failed to meet the contractual obligations.

Harare Mayor, Herbert Gomba said the move was meant to improve service delivery and to enhance transparency.

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  1. How did they even get the contract.It smirks of corruption.Someone probably stood to benefit from the shoddy contract.Shame on those who claim to represent the people yet wait to fleece poor citizens

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