Acting Town Clerk Mrs Josephine Ncube says the city’s traffic problems can only be solved through combined efforts by all stakeholders that include Government and operators.
She made the call during the review of the second one hundred days under the rapid results initiative.
The trafficable roads thematic working group had raised concerns over lack of cooperation by stakeholders.
“We continue to ask ourselves, is it any safer when you see two or three grown up men standing on to the bumper of a Toyota Vitz? I always say to myself, one day that bumper is going to give in and what is going to happen? Definitely there is going to be loss of lives.
“When you see four men standing on the bumper of a commuter omnibus is that really giving service to the people? We are saying the time has come for us and the Government to work together to have a sustainable and dignified way of transporting the people of Harare, particularly the women.
“As a woman, I know that when there is disorder, it is the women that suffer the most”.
She said motorists driving on pavements were destroying the road infrastructure and attendant furniture and posing the greatest threat to human life.
“I think that level of disorder has driven us to a level where we must think differently and act differently in terms of lawlessness linked to the public transport system.