Harare City Council is set to cancel licences for some bars and churches which are making noise.
The outgoing council requested the city to come up with a holistic programme to deal with noise pollution especially from bars and churches, which is disturbing peace in various suburbs. Speaking to The Herald, Harare City corporate communications manager Michael Chideme said noise pollution is one of the biggest challenges in the city. Said Chideme:
Church noisemakers seem to assume they have a right to make everyone hear their word. Other residents may not be interested, hence the word is considered as noise. All church structures must have sound proofing to avoid disturbing the peace of surrounding communities. Nightclubs should also be noise-proof. Goings on in the bar should not disturb the peace of those not in the bar. There is need to respect the peace of others in all that we do.