Letter from the Editor
Distribution of our October issue has started today, so keep an eye out for Harare News.
In this month’s issue we bring you stories about congestion and its tragic consequences as tension heightens between kombis and the police. If you’re one of the many thousands who rely on commuters in this city, take care and be sure that you’re getting into a legit vehicle.
We were also excited to hear that the Chikurubi Choir is doing so well – hope you’ll agree it’s a good news story about offenders who might otherwise struggle to get back on track when they are released.
In our community pages we focus on vulnerable children, with a piece on street kids and one on the facilities at the Harare Children Home that are being hammered by lack of funding. There are ways to get involved listed should you feel so moved.
Summer is truly here and you might be donning those swimming costumes on a regular basis to cool down. Don’t forget that water can be dangerous and you need to remain vigilant at all times. Michael Nott’s article for this month highlights some of the ways you can help out if you find someone in trouble.
I’m afraid we bring you more bad news this month on the wetlands front. News hit us that yet another wetland is being developed upon. This spells disaster if we want to tackle our growing water crisis. If you’re interested in the economic value of wetlands, have a read of Norman Mukwakwami’s piece. Wetlands are valued the world over, Harare just happens to have been established across a rather wide one. Continued hassling of the EMA got us no further on the facts about what’s going on down at Gunhill, but we’ll keep trying.
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Read these stories and lots more in issue four. If you can’t get your copy this month (10,000 go very fast), keep reading our website where we publish daily for your enjoyment. If you want to get in touch with us to tell us about people and events happening in your city, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.