HARARE City Council, in conjunction with the Environmental Management Agency, will embark on a massive clean-up that will see it demolish all illegal structures and tow away shells of vehicles lying around the city, town clerk Dr Tendai Mahachi has said.
Addressing journalists yesterday Dr Mahachi said the operation would result in the demolition of all illegal structures for a litter-free environment and to achieve world class city status by 2025.
“We have come up with a plan for Harare in collaboration with the Environmental Management Agency that ensures that Mbare and the city centre will be litter-free come December 2013.
“The zero-litter mission is to develop a new plan for Harare that makes it completely litter-free by changing the residents culture through action, citizenry participation, education and legislation. Education awareness prompts behavioural change and is the only means of permanently preventing litter,” he said.
The ward-based clean-up in Mbare will start in Ward 3 on November 4, running concurrently with efforts to make the central business district cleaner.