Tanaka Nyambo, H-Metro Reporter
Harare City Council will soon pull down toilets in the Central Business District and build bigger and customer responsive facilities.
Lack of friendly ablution facilities has been cited as a drawback to tourism and a dent on the city’s image.
Harare mayor Councillor Herbert Gomba said they were ready to revamp the ablution facilities in the capital.
“Besides the Town House, council is set to revamp properties including the Remembrance Building, Cleveland Building, Trafalgar Court and all other district offices around the city,” he said.
Cllr Gomba said council is currently carrying out various urban renewal projects in and around the city.
“In the coming two weeks I am going to be launching an urban renewal project that will see the city working on its pavements in town, and you will also see us constructing new toilets.
“We will demolish the old toilets and put up new ones, to make it easier for our people to access services of that nature.
“The programme will kick start with council working on pavements and then we work on the new bigger toilets,” he said.
He said the programme would start in Mbare with the thrust being to deal with urban decay, which has been driving out businesses to new shopping malls.