Splash Paints has donated an assortment of paints and associated materials worth RTGS$250 000 to City of Harare to paint councils’ headquarters, Town House.
Town House building was built in 1902 before expansion in 1933 and has been the headquarters of council since then.
The building currently houses the Mayor‘s, Town Clerk and Chamber Secretary’s Offices.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, Acting Town Clerk, Mr Addmore Nhekairo, said the building needed attention to match its status.
“As we thrive to become a world class city status by 2025, one of the areas that the Mayor has been giving emphasis to is to change the face of our building and one way of doing that is by putting a new coat of paint,” he said.
“As a city we must therefore be a forerunner in terms of improving the face of our buildings and it has been the Mayor’s clarion call always when we meet that all buildings in the CBD must be given a fresh look and must be refreshed with a new coat of paint.” Director Nhekairo added.
Speaking at the same occasion, the Managing Director of Splash Paints, Mr Anis Patel assured the City of Harare that his company will complement the city’s in its efforts to achieve a World Class City status by 2025.
“We are very happy as Splash Paints to be in partnership with Harare City Council and also the support we get from the people in Harare so we do hereby donate paint to revamp the face of a historical monument like our Town House.”
Mayor Herbert Gomba thanked Splash Paints for the gesture.
“On behalf of Harare City Council, I accept the donation from Splash Paints and we are proud to be associated with Splash Paints which is making a second donation of an assortment of paint after having made another donation of road marking paint.’
“It is essential that we acknowledge and maintain historical monuments like Town House which has been the headquarters of the City of Harare.’