The Provincial Development Directorate for Harare Metropolitan Province, Tafadzwa Muguti has ordered “all” property owners in Harare to renovate their properties in line with the city’s vision of world-class city status by 2025. Pindula News presents the directive issued by Muguti.
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ENFORCEMENT OF ABATEMENT ORDERS BY THE CITY OF HARARE
The Provincial Development Directorate for Harare Metropolitan Province has noted with great concern the rising number of illegally partitioned buildings in the Harare Central Business District (CBD) and the need for property owners to maintain the standards required in the city bylaws. To this effect, the Provincial Development Coordinator supports the City of Harare’s drive to achieve a world-class city status by 2025. All property owners are, therefore, required to immediately renovate their properties, maintain the frontage of their properties, have fully functional clean toilets for their employees, tenants and customers, whilst ensuring that their buildings are accessible by people living with disabilities. The City of Harare shall be Issuing out abatement orders to all property owners who have neglected their buildings which have now become an eyesore. This programme will also be decentralized to all local authorities in Harare Metropolitan Province. Those in defiance of abatement orders risk having their buildings closed down until the required standards have been met. A world class city status starts with all of us doing our part to maintain a clean, organized, modernized and beautiful city.
Please stand guided accordingly.