Vendors Behind Harare CBD’s Storm Drainage Problems

The City of Harare has attributed the CBD flooding that usually occurs when it rains to vendors keeping their ware in the city’s storm drains, The Herald reports.

The matter came to light in an interview with the city fathers, when the acting spokesperson Mr Innocent Ruwende said this to The Herald:

The major problem we are facing as council on the continued blocking of drainage systems is that vendors are keeping their wares, especially cardboard boxes inside the drains

These vendors are selling their wares on street pavements and when they finish their work, they store their cardboards and materials in drains thereby causing blockages when it rains.

The cleaning and clearing of storm drains is an ongoing process and council is making sure that all the drains within the CBD and the city at large, are cleaned.

The city is reportedly having drainage problems as pedestrians are seen struggling to cross flooded streets when it rains.

More: The Herald

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