Harare City Council will soon pull down CBD toilets and build bigger and customer responsive facilities.
Lack of friendly ablution facilities has been cited as a drawback to tourism and a dent on the city image.
To complement the new facilities all council buildings will get a facelift.This was revealed by Mayor Herbert Gomba.
Mayor Gomba said he hopes the spirit of rejuvenation will also catch up with business owners in and around the city.
He said this during a handover ceremony of paint and accessories by Splash Paints at Town House.
Buildings must be repainted and redecorated at least once every two years, so as to improve the beauty, ambiance and attract investment opportunities through renewal programmes.
Mayor Gomba said the urban renewal project is in line council drive to make Harare a World City by 2025 and the refurbishment of historical and monumental buildings is the first step.
“I would like to thank our partners, Splash Paints who have seen it fit to donate not once but twice now and from the statement that was read it’s going to be thrice,” he said.
“We hope the spirit of rejuvenation that is within council has caught the eye of our partners and will catch up with other property owners around the city.”
Council is engaged in various urban renewal projects in and around the city.
The programme will kick start with council working on pavements, demolishing old toilets and constructing new ones around the CBD.
Besides the Town House, council is set to revamp properties including the Remembrance Building, Cleveland Building, Trafalgar Court and all other district offices around the city.
The City has driven the Urban renewal programme starting in Mbare with the thrust being to deal with urban decay which has been driving out businesses to new suburb shopping malls.