Harare City Council raises over $2,3 million from informal sector businesses
According to recent minutes of the informal sector committee, Harare City Council has raised over $2,3 million from informal sector businesses like markets, home industries, overnight guarded car parks and buses among others.
Acting director of housing and social development Retired Major Matthew Marara reported on revenue collected from informal sector projects as from January 2016 to November 11, 2016 and said a total amount of $2 329 008 had been generated and collected from the informal sector projects from the period. He also revealed that there are about 20 200 registered informal traders in various trades in Greater Harare. Marara also said council was collecting revenue from informal traders, commuter omnibuses and buses.
The informal sector committee expressed concern over Mbare Member of Parliament Tendai Savanhu whom councillors accused of inciting residents not to pay rentals for markets as well as rentals and rates for houses. Council then resolved that acting town clerk Mrs Josephine Ncube should engage Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere to warn MP Savanhu on the consequences of his actions.