JUST IN: 500k for Glenview Area 8 home industry complex

Maxwell Tapatapa Herald reporter
Harare city council will inject $500 000 for the refurbishment of the Glen View Area 8 home industry complex which was gutted by fire on Tuesday.

Harare mayor Councillor Herbert Gomba revealed the package after touring the complex yesterday to assess the damage caused by fire.

Addressing entrepreneurs at the premises Clr Gomba said the money will be drawn from the beer levy to refurbish and expand the complex which has been razed by fire at least 13 times.

“It is our belief that this place is overcrowded and we need to expand the area.

“There is need to put a system that allows fire to be extinguished easily whenever it starts at the area,” said Clr Gomba.

He urged the Glen View district officer Mr Kudakwashe Mupingashato to work closely with the small to medium enterprises at the complex which is dominated by informal furniture manufacturers.

“We want to create a place where furniture is made and sold in an orderly manner. People will be moved gradually into proper places as we construct the area,” said Clr Gomba.

The flame up on Tuesday was the second inside three days after another fire destroyed property worth thousands of dollars on Saturday.

More to follow…