Speaking during a tour of theHarare’s residential areas to assess the state of roads after the Zimbabwe National Road Administration invested $11 million for roads rehabilitation, Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere said it is inhumane for Harare City Council to spend $2 million on Harare City Football Club, at the expense of service delivery.
Look, all these bottles, used condoms and other rubbish, children will come and play here. The mayor (Bernard Manyenyeni) said you sponsor soccer to the tune of $2 million, but you fail to release only $50 000 to remove this waste, exposing residents to diseases. I am giving you 24 hours to remove it.
In defence of the local authority, acting town clerk Josephine Ncube said they have no equipment and promised they would only be able to remove all the waste in Harare once they have received refuse collection equipment ordered early this year. However, NewsDay reports that Kasukuwere did not accept the excuse and insisted on the ultimatum.