BCC clarifies eGodini relocation strategy

Informal traders who were operating from eGodini taxi rank before it was closed for renovations will be given first priority when it reopens this month.

The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) is on record saying that vendors and commuter omnibuses will be moved into eGodini this month.

Last week councillors called for a swift relocation claiming that Zanu PF wanted to hijack the project and allocate vending bays to its own supporters.

In a press statement, Tuesday, Town Clerk Christopher Dube emphasised that the first preference will be given to informal traders currently trading at 6th avenue, 5 Avenue and ZESA will be given first preference in the allocation of the vending bays at Godini.

“Furthermore, Council will forward the names of these traders to Terracotta Pt Ltd for consideration. Thereafter, those informal traders who are registered at Council Dugmore Offices shall be given 2nd preference on the remaining vending bays at eGodini,” said Dube.

He also warned residents not to fall victim to some individuals and groups purporting to be registering informal traders for the eGodini Mall informal trading site

Members of the public are advised that there is no ongoing registration exercise for the allocation of eGodini vending bays outside the current system of registering at the City of Dugmore Vending Offices (former Dugmore Clinic) along Basch Street and 6 Avenue.

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