The Harare City Council is planning to construct new stalls across the city by September this year to address the plight of informal traders, Business Times can report.
In the past few weeks the local authority demolished informal traders infrastructure across the city.
The plan to construct new stalls was revealed by the City of Harare Acting mayor, Musarurwa Mutizwa, who spoke during a tour of the Shawasha Grounds in Mbare suburb, where a proposed multi-million dollar complex is going to be constructed and the Coca Cola corner where a giant complex is almost complete.
“What we have realised is that the informal traders have become the formal traders. So we are going to provide the infrastructure that is needed for them to work formally.
“In Mbare you are going to see massive developments on Shawasha grounds where we anticipate to house all the vendors in the area’’ Mutizwa said.
He added that the Seke/Diepe Road project which is going to be completed soon is also going to decongest the central business district as a shopping mall is going to be constructed in the area.
In recent weeks the council had come under fire following the demolition of vending structures across the city including the Mupedzanhamo stalls in Mbare, Glenview 8 complex, and many others.
“We are actually answering to the call of the public who are saying we are demolishing market places without a solution. The infrastructure is now coming up in about three months. You are going to see structures coming up,” Mutizwa said.