|Council to deploy in ranks|
|Tuesday, 18 September 2012 00:00|
Harare City Council is set to deploy municipal police and Treasury department personnel to manage all bus terminuses and ranks following the exit of marshals, Mayor Muchadeyi Masunda said yesterday. His remarks come as kombi operators hailed police and city officials for successfully restoring order in the city after swooping on touts in Harare.
They, however, called on authorities to take the programme to all cities in Zimbabwe.
Speaking to The Herald yesterday, Mr Masunda said the city was in consultation with various stakeholders before deploying their personnel to the ranks.
“We are more than prepared to deploy our personnel from the city’s treasury department, ably assisted by details from the municipal police, to man and collect the requisite fees from all our terminuses together with the ancillary facilities within the CBD as well as the whole of the greater Harare.”
He said council would engage bona fide interest groups after restoration of law and order in the city.
“We shall consult bona fide interest groups representing widows, pensioners, war veterans, disabled persons and youths with a view to prioritising their needs, not only vending from designated sites, but also maintenance of ablution facilities in and around our termini,” he said. Mayor Masunda paid tribute to the ZRP and city officials for restoring order in the city.
Meanwhile, the Urban Commuter Operators of Zimbabwe yesterday met representatives from various transport associations to map the way forward.
UCOZ spokesperson Mr Ngoni Katsvairo said operators resolved to erect banners at city ranks to combat touting. “We are urging all operators to put banners on their vehicles that illustrate their destinations.”