Harare City mustn’t blame vendors
EDITOR — MDC-T-led Harare City Council has no right to give vendors an ultimatum to move off the streets because the council itself is to blame for the typhoid breakout.
Firstly, council has been for years giving Harare residents contaminated water and now they want to single out vendors and blame us for their problems.
Secondly, because of council’s poor urban planning and their failure to service the drainage systems in the capital, there are flash floods that should not be occurring.
Some of us get our produce fresh from Domboshava and Mutoko where it is cheaper and cleaner than the council-owned Mbare Musika market.
Instead of coming after us, council should be focusing on cleaning the streets and making efforts to collect the garbage that is accumulating at such sites as the Copacabana and Simon Muzenda terminuses.
If the council wants to stop the spread of typhoid, then they should really improve their service delivery and not interfere with our businesses.
Concerned Vendor, Harare.