mbare buses.jpgTravellers have called upon the Harare City Council to renovate dilapidated shelters at Mbare Musika Long distance bus terminus which is exposing them to the rains.


The unroofed shelters at Mbare bus terminus have left travellers exposed to the mercy of the rains with those travelling to places such as Mutoko, Murehwa and Nyamapanda having to brave the rains in the open as they are no shelters at the bus terminus to talk about.

Buses crews say they pay $10, while kombis part with $7 per hour for the time they rank and load passengers, which has left the public wondering why the money is not channelled towards building and renovating of shelters at the terminus.

The spokesperson for the Harare City Council, Mr. Leslie Gwindi however said council is aware of the situation and the issue has been addressed in the just announced council budget.

The council has engaged the Department of Housing and Community Service to compile a quotation of material and equipment needed to renovate the shelters.

Local government experts say the city should rope in corporate partners who could adopt the repair and upkeep of shelters at Mbare Musika and in city suburbs.