Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba’s First 100 Days
On 19 September, incoming Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba set himself some goals to be completed in his first 100 days of office. It’s December – some deadlines have passed, and the others are coming up soon!
By 31st October Mayor Gomba committed: To capture all properties in Hopley in the BIQ system and construct major link roads by December 2018
By 30 November 2018 Mayor Gomba committed: To complete the construction and commission of Kuwadzana Library; To complete construction and commission Hopley Clinic.
By 28 December 2018 Mayor Gomba committed: To do overlays of 8km of roads in CBD; To do road markings and signage for all roads within the CBD; To do 40km road reseals spread in Harare; To renovate First Street; To repair and maintain street lights for 5 streets including painting of light poles; To complete construction and commission of Tariro Primary School; To green CBD road islands, Harare Gardens and Africa Unity Square (Attend to J Nyerere road island including dealing with illegal parking on islands); To ensure adequate water supply and ablution facilities for all markets across the city; To resolve 100% of all water leaks and restore water supply to the CBD.
From the Mayor
The program is going on well and am grateful but off cause hopeful may not reach 100 percent but it brought focus and certainly lots of achievements
— Mayor of the city of Harare (@herbert_gomba) December 4, 2018
Help us track the mayor’s progress. His thirteen promises are pretty ambitious – what’s his score so far? Let us know using the hashtag #GombasGoals or you can email / WhatsApp your feedback on firstname.lastname@example.org / +263 779 567768
I am surprised that the are no plans have been put in place to tackle the problem of litter in the CBD. It seems the city council is not winning the war against vendors because of economic problems. But awareness programs are not very expensive more can be done to raise awareness on littering especially targeting the vendors. More bins should be provided in the CBD. The bins should be constantly be emptied. Big up to the city cleaners ,every morning the sweep the streets but within minutes the streets will be dirty. Please do something about the dirty city. Help us HCC its terribly wrong to leave the city in that condition.
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I think you need to focus on Smart City Agenda.Lay the foundations for digitalisation of the city.The way people are driving in the city is a disgrace.Robots must work first. Have a plan to digitalise Harare. Please hire Tech people who can assist on digitalisation strategy
— sean (@ShawnMahachi) December 4, 2018
Chiremba Road is in a state… there was an attempt but its been a month+ now and no action.
— Kholwani Simango (@KholwaniSimango) December 7, 2018
I saw some works in leopord takawira, and Park Lane where crown plazza is. At least it's good to be surprised by developments especially when u pass through some areas after a couple's of weeks. Unlike not being surprised after 20 yrs.
— francis matsika (@francismatsika) December 4, 2018
@herbert_gomba …you seem to have neglected Seke road. That road is an embarrasment and is in terrible condition. Esp after CocaCola corner up to hatfield. It looks nothing like a highway
— iamdutiroe MCMLXXXVII ❁ (@elmeilleure) December 5, 2018
I think he is on track. I hav seen the reparing of the streets lights over the past weeks in the city centre, the fixing of l/takawira & harare st. The mayor is doing a good job. I think as residents we need to push for the mayors to be an executive mayors it empowers them more
— Ariel Matinenga (@Amatinenga_) December 9, 2018