Harare City Council (HCC) is offering residential stands to war veterans who have been serving Council in various departments since Independence.
This was announced by Harare Mayor, Councillor Jacob Mafume who indicated that about 132 war veterans are set to benefit.
Mafume made the remarks while conferring ranks to newly promoted officers and dog handlers at a pass-out parade held at the Harare Municipal Police Headquarters.
The promotions saw officers being promoted to ranks of Superintended, Chief Inspectors, Inspectors and sergeants.
There are 132 war veterans who are still serving in various Council departments and some of them have no residential stands. Said Mafume:
About 132 war veterans have been working for about 42 years now but do not have a place to stay but people younger than them have stands. We are going to rectify that and make sure that those who served the country will get stands.
He acknowledged the presence of women in the force some of whom were also promoted.
Mayor Mafume said Council is going to promote gender in the city’s recruitment process in order to have gender parity.