Harare bans food vending PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 13:48

The Harare City Council has issued a 48 hour ultimatum for all food vendors operating within the central business district (CBD) to cease operations as a measure to curb the typhoid outbreak.

City of Harare Spokesperson, Mr Michael Chideme said they have looked at issues they can regulate in order to stem the typhoid outbreak whose epicentre has been Mbare.  

Preliminary investigations have shown that the key drivers of typhoid and any other water borne diseases are related to personal hygiene, unregulated vending of foodstuffs as well as inadequate water supplies.

Following this realisation, the council has given all food vendors a 48 hour ultimatum to cease operations.

Mr Chideme said council will also rigorously inspect all registered food outlets operating within Harare as well as individuals working in those establishments.

Non-adherence to basic hygiene and a blatant disregard of council by laws have seen food vendors setting up shop anywhere they see a potential market.

Symptoms of typhoid include diarrhoea, fever, headache and abdominal pain.

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