By Paul Nyathi|The Mayor of Harare Councillor Ben Manyenyeni has been humiliated by the City of Harare authorities after the city removed a public toilet he had set up in a hurried deal in the city centre.
The Mayor lamented the City’s move in a facebook post on his official page on Wednesday morning. Manyenyeni felt the humiliation requires for city mayors to be accorded executive powers to avoid such incidents.
Wrote the Mayor:
When we say the City needs an Executive Mayor (as in all PROPER dispensations!) you people don’t seem to appreciate the agony of doing even the most obvious of things.
I drove past NBS Bank yesterday morning and I stopped when I saw these crowds who have been in the queue for up to 4 days – to get pension money out of our cashless banks.
In discussions with long-suffering pensioners they begged for toilet facilities.
I knew very well that a city council “solution” would take FOREVER so I called long-standing friend Philip Mataranyika of the robust Nyaradzo Group for a Corporate Social Responsibility-SOS from their vibrant Sahwira Events company.
It took less than three minutes for him to say they would dispatch a mobile toilet immediately for a week and they did.
Our job, our gap, their kind help.
I drove past this morning – NO mobile toilet but my driver swore he actually saw it in place yesterday.
They have been chased away by council – they must apply for a licence!!
We are so so competent and compliant when we avoid what’s necessary.
When I said in my State of the City Address in April Harare City Council needs a sjambok this is the kind of crap that needs a sjambok.
Thank you, Sahwira Events and thank you, Nyaradzo Holdings.