VISET Applauds Decentralisation of Markets by Harare Council.
Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation welcomed the move by the City of Harare to decongest Mbare markets through the establishment of other satellite wholesale markets in suburbs such as Mabvuku, Kuwadzana, as well as refurbishing one in Hatcliffe.
“As VISET we support the decentralisation process to be done by the council, we have been advocating for decongestion of markets since 2020 and we hope that council will definitely make the best use of the available resources so that they will not delay this process,” said Jabulani Chikomwe VISET Communications Officer.
In an interview with CORAH, Harare Residents Trust urged the council to do consultations with different stakeholders.
“Council must do a thorough consultation with residents and stakeholders in the areas they intend to build the markets before implementation of this project so that they can support from everyone and we also welcome this program,” said Precious Shumba HRT Director.
Speaking at the United Nations Volunteers Exchange Programme at Mbare Musika, Cllr Musarurwa Mutizwa said plans and designs are available and what remains is funding mechanisms.
Meanwhile, the City of Harare is working with UNDP, Oxfam, and Community Water Alliance to establish markets equipped with recommended health measures.