Harare City Council has re-opened the Mupedzanhamo Market in Mbare after years of closure. The development will give reprieve to informal traders in Mbare who were pushed to operate on undesignated areas.
The City’s Head of Small to Medium Entrepreneurship, Dr. Colleen Tongoona, expressed gratitude to the City of Harare and all stakeholders involved in the reopening of Mupedzanhamo market.
“We are grateful to the City of Harare and all the stakeholders for their effort to open Mupedzanhamo market. Of course they have encountered occasional challenges but we are glad we are here,” Dr Tongoona said.
He revealed that the ultimate goal is to modernize the informal sector and facilitate its transformation into the formal economy. Tongoona also highlighted that vendors are now paying their rent directly to the City of Harare, indicating a shift toward a more structured and regulated business environment.
“We communicated with our stakeholders and we are trying to avoid vendors outside the market. We are trying our best to modernize the informal sector so it becomes formal.
The vendors are now paying their rent directly to the city of Harare and they appreciate this development.” He added.
He market will be dedicated for the sale of clothes.