The Harare City Council says it will investigate the possibility of arson in recurring fires at Glenview Area 8 Furniture Complex after the latest fire incident occurred on Wednesday, 7 September 2022.
In a statement released this Thursday, City of Harare SMEs Committee Chairperson, Councillor Denford Ngadziore, said the local authority may consider temporarily relocating carpenters so that fire prevention work can be done at the complex to prevent future fires. Said Ngadziore:
As the City of Harare SMEs Committee, we are looking into the incessant fire outbreaks at Glenview Area 8 Complex with a view to finding a lasting solution.
Among other issues, we will be looking at fire prevention methods for the area as well as Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).
The Committee might consider temporarily relocating carpenters to allow fire prevention work to commence. This needs cooperation from all stakeholders.
It will investigate the possibility of an inside hand in all these repeated fires.
As a City, we cannot watch while people’s income is being repeatedly destroyed.
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