HARARE City Council says it is prepared for the rain season, expected to start this week, allaying fears of flooding due to poor drainage.
Flash floods have become a problem in the city almost every rain season due to blockages in water drains –a combination of poor drainage and aging equipment.
Council spokesperson Michael Chideme said they had taken measures to avert flooding this rain season.
He however, blamed litterbugs for complicating the situation as they dump garbage in the drainage system thereby rendering council work less effective.
“Teams of municipal workers have been going around clearing all the drains and I can safely say that we are very prepared for this coming rain season.
“Inasmuch as we had cleared all drains, the challenge remains with littering; if people would stop throwing litter into the streets, this will also help to combat flooding in the city,” he said.
Chideme also said municipal workers would be on the ground for any flooding occurrences.
“Where there will be flooding our teams will be dispatched to attend,” he added.
CAPTION: Rains have brought misery on Harare’s roads as seen in the file picture.