By Elizabeth Nyaguyo
Harare residents have commended City Council’s effort to clean the town’s popular terminus Copacabana.
The move to clean Copacabana is part of the city fathers’ daily CBD cleaning programme aimed at restoring the city’s good status.
Residents applauded Council for trying to restore the city’s cleanliness.
“We are grateful towards the City Council for making this move towards the restoration of the Sunshine City,” said a Warren Park D resident Mai Laura Danga.
Residents said applauded the clean up campaign would help curb the spread of diseases.
” I am so happy as a vendor about the council’s move towards the cleaning of this place and this is going to curb the spread of diseases like cholera as well as typhoid,” said Felicia Dube.
” We as vendors we are excited about this because our health was at risk but now we are safe from diseases.”
Another vendor Tobias Moyo added, “It was difficult to spend more than 9 hours facing dirt and to make matters worse l would cough so badly because of those litter were so close,” he said.
“The City council has adopted the stance by Government of not leaving anyone behind and no place behind that’s why these people are maintaining this place.”
Vendors said the clean up was overdue.
“We are glad that the City Council remembered us that they are people who need to work in a cleaner and safer environment,” said Thomas Matemai, a fruit vendor.
“This place was well known for dirt but now it has been transformed.”