Glen View Area 8 Complex traders will next month be moved to a holding site to pave way for infrastructure development.
According to recent minutes of the Informal Sector Committee, Director of Housing and Community Services Mr Addmore Nhekairo reported that a site in Glen View 1 had been chosen to accommodate the traders.
“The major reason for the delay in relocating the traders to the temporary site was due to the unfinished land preparation,” reads the minutes.
“The Director of Works has already completed the double storey designs for the Glen View Area 8 home industry which would accommodate two thousand four hundred and sixty (2460) traders.”
“Lack of funding had become the major impediment in Informal Sector infrastructure development and growth.”
The Committee noted political interference at Glen View Area 8 which is causing the private sector to pull out from the joint venture proposal to develop the site.
The Committee tasked Mr Nhekairo to continue engaging the relevant ministries as well as private partners on proposals to develop one of the city’s biggest Home Industry.
Mr Nhekairo assured councillors that the relocation will be done in the next two months.
“By end of September 2019, the traders would have been moved to the temporary site at Glen View 1 Home Industry and we would have come up with a project proposal which would be submitted to the Ministry of Local Government , in order to acquire government grants for development”, he reported.