In a statement, Harare Mayor Councillor Herbert Gomba said council approved the establishment of a new markets section to focus on informal trading.
The section will be responsible for developing market places and the facilities. Gomba said the demand for informal trading spaces was high and there was need to provide the needed infrastructure. Said Gomba:
Harare City is reviewing its operations through the strengthening of its systems and realignment of duties, deployment and redeployment of staff to areas of competence in line with our vision of achieving a world class city by 2025. In our drive to formalise and facilitate the growth of this sector, Harare’s 1882nd sitting on February 26 approved an organisational structure that has a fully-fledged markets Section to focus on informal trading. This section is mandated to develop market places and the facilities, thereby growing the informal sector economy.