Covid-19 hits Harare City Council
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
“We have taken precautionary measures to ensure that our offices and buildings are safe for both our staff and the general public. We are, therefore, temporarily closing the following buildings to allow for fumigation: Town House, Rowan Martin, Cleveland House and Remembrance Drive offices. The offices open for business on Monday, 3 August, 2020.“We continue mandatory testing of our employees. Prior to this notice we have already been taking preventative action in all our offices as guided by the ministry of Health and Child Care and World Health Organisation to ensure the protection of our staff members and stakeholders,” Mupamawonde said.
Meanwhile, Mupamawonde said council had resolved to suspend housing stands allocations until investigations into alleged corrupt activities were completed.
“I take this opportunity to re-assure you that council business continues following the arrest of the city’s first citizen, and senior management. Council has since re-organised its departments with the appointment of acting directors in the housing and human capital departments to ensure work progresses undisturbed.“Scheduled council, committee and management meetings will now be held virtually across the board. The investigations that unearthed irregularities in the management of housing land were instituted internally and as your acting mayor, I re-assure you that the due process with the investigations are continuing.“Meanwhile, all housing stand allocations are suspended until the automation of the system, which should be completed soon. Council invites IT experts to review and assist in the automation of the housing allocation systems free of charge,” Mupamawonde said.