Government has begun engaging stakeholders in the Harare transport sector to find ways of restoring sanity following the abortive exercise to decongest the city last week.  

Stakeholders in the transport sector met with Vice President Kembo Mohadi and Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Cde July Moyo as efforts to restore sanity in Harare got underway.

Vice President Mohadi said Harare has become disorderly necessitating new strategies to restore the capital city to an acceptable standard.

“We don’t think this is the type of city we want to present to business. Government alone cannot shoulder the responsibility of restoring order. I am very alive to the political contestations characterising Local Government but let’s focus on restoring Harare. There’s no Zanu PF here, no MDC. We are not going to discuss this along political lines,” said Minister Moyo.

The meeting was attended by transport associations, commuter omnibus operators, City of Harare, Zupco, ZINARA, Union of Drivers and Conductors, Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe and departments under the Ministry of Local Government officials.

Last week a ban on commuter omnibuses in Harare CBD ended tragically when two people were shot by the police.