Chitungwiza puts informal traders on notice

by | Jun 1, 2021 | Business, Local News | 0 comments

Hosia Mviringi

Informal businesses operating illegally along Council and State roads servitude have been warned to stop operations immediately and dismantle infrastructure.

In a statement, Acting Town Clerk Mrs Evangelista Machona said that Council will not hesitate to take measures that include demolition and or confiscation of equipment belonging to defiant operators.

“We are giving notice to those conducting business illegally on roads servitude up to 72 hours to remove all your belongings. Failure to take heed of this statement, Council will not hesitate to enforce measures. This statement is being issued in accordance with Section 24 of the Regional, Town, and Country Planning Act,” said the statement.

The warning comes ahead of a planned demolition exercise in an operation that is set to include council authorities, Zimbabwe Republic Police, and the Department of State roads in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development

‚ÄúPlease be further informed that Council shall be embarking on a joint operation with the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the department of State Roads in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development this Friday the 4th of June 2021. Please take this warning seriously to prevent loss of life and damage to property. The council shall not be liable for loses or costs in the event of damages to your property arising from impending operation,” concluded the statement.

The targeted informal businesses which operate along Mharapara, Tilcor, Hadzinanhanga, Chitungwiza, Mutsau and Chaminuka Drive, include brick-moulding, furniture manufacturing, car wash, brick selling, car parks, car sales, vending and any other such activities.
These particular roads are Council or State roads, a fact which mandates the local authority to take particular interest in activities taking place along them.