City Council to remove illegal billboards

13 Nov, 2020 - 10:11 0 Views
City Council to remove illegal billboards


Karen Mhlanga, H-Metro Reporter

Harare is set to remove illegal signage, billboards and murals.

In a statement posted yesterday on their Facebook Page, Council warned people to heed to this notice within 24 hours.


“City of Harare has noted with concern the mushrooming of illegal billboards and illegal directional signage on Council road verges.


“According to Harare (Control of Advertising Signs) By Laws, 1981, it is illegal to erect billboards or any structure within the City of Harare area of jurisdiction without a permit and approved plans from Council.


“Such signs will be pulled down by Council,” reads part of the statement.


The Communications Division went on to stress that the illegal signs should be removed within 48 hours from the date of notice.


“Should you defy this notice, City of Harare shall proceed to evoke the provisions of Section 20 as read with Section 29B of the aforementioned by law, that is to say City of Harare will remove the said illegal signage, billboards or wall murals and charge the removal cost incurred to the affected entities.


“Any representations or objections regarding this matter should reach the Director of Works within the stated time frames in this notice.”

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