Addressing a stakeholders’ consultative meeting in Harare, Vice President Kembo Mohadi conceded that there is chaos in the capital city and need for Zimbabweans across the political divide to work together for its restoration.
Harare has become a menace with disorderly vendors, pirate taxis and more importantly dilapidated infrastructure, I do not think this is the kind of the capital city we all want. There is a lot of chaos in the city. I am grateful to see Government and civil society collaborating to this very important task to restore the City of Harare’s sunshine status. I should say this meeting was long overdue.
Harare is not the capital city of Zanu-PF or MDC. It is the capital city of Zimbabwe. I am very alive to the political contestations characterising local governance. However, at this point we should set aside our political differences and focus on restoring Harare, a task which is in the country’s best interests.
There is no Zanu-PF or MDC or other parties. We are not going to discuss or deliberate this based on political affiliations. We are talking about our capital city of Zimbabwe..
Mohadi said the plan that is being formulated for Harare’s restoration, would be replicated in all the cities in the country. The meeting was attended by stakeholders from the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, City of Harare officials, transport industry representatives and the business community.