The City of Harare Small to Medium Enterprise committee is considering to temporarily relocate carpenters at Glen View 8 home industry complex in order to commence work on fire prevention following a fire outbreak that destroyed property worth thousands of dollars on Wednesday evening.
The complex houses more than five hundred informal traders and has been hit by fire outbreaks more than four times since 2018 leaving traders stranded.
Committee chairperson Denford Ngadziore said council will investigate the possibility of an inside job in all the fires that have engulfed the complex.
“As City of Harare SMEs Committee we are looking into the incessant fire outbreaks at Glenview Area 8 Complex with a view to find a lasting solution. Among other issues we will be looking at fire prevention methods for the area as well as Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).
“The Committee might consider temporarily relocating carpenters to allow fire prevention work to commence. This needs cooperation from all stakeholders. It will investigate the possibility of an inside hand in all these repeated fires. As a City we cannot watch while people’s income is being repeatedly destroyed,” said Ngadziore
Cause of the latest fire could not be established with some traders saying they had already gone home the time that the fire broke out.