The Harare City council has embarked on a drive to promote smartness in the capital.
#WorkingTowardsSmartHarare, council in a video said the campaign was also against illegal structures, which has seen council erecting palisade fencing at Mbare bus terminus.
“The illegal structures within this bus rank will also be removed, just a few minutes ago officers for the development control unit were moving around the bus rank informing all owners of illegal structures that they should momentarily remove their structures before the council comes in.”
“The shade in the bus rank will also be revamped,” council said.
There has been a lot of negative backlash on the social media platforms with some residents accusing council of demolishing people’s source of income.
Mayor Jacob Mafume said:
“The City of Harare had standing priorities that stem from residents’ submissions and supported by research surveys conducted by different research institutions.
“Within the first 100 days, the Mayor commits to reinforce a culture of accountability, transparency and integrity that demonstrates a commitment to provision of quality services for residents.”