The City of Bulawayo will honour Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta by renaming one of its streets to his name.
This will be done during Kenyatta’s State visit to the city to officially open the 2022 Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) this month.
According to the latest council report, the Minister of Local Government and Public Works, July Moyo, wrote to the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) requesting the local authority to identify the possible street to be named after Kenyatta. Part of the letter read:
We have received a request to name a street in the City of Bulawayo after the President of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta in terms of the Names (Alteration) Act Chapter 10:14.
This process should coincide with the State visit by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta in April.
It is again during this visit that while he is guest of honour at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, he will plant a tree and you are requested to provide suggestions of a location for the tree planting.
BCC councillors endorsed the move and identified three possible streets that will be considered to be renamed after the Kenyan President.
The streets are Hillside Road from Samuel Parirenyatwa to Cecil Avenue, 12th Avenue Extension from Samuel Parirenyatwa to Cecil Avenue and Banff Road towards Hillside Dams.