The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public that, following the announcement of a 21 day lockdown period to combat the spread of COVID-19 by His Excellency, the President E. D. Mnangagwa on 27th March 2020,the City has reconfigured fresh farm produce wholesale markets and vending bays. The move has seen the decongestion of the City Centre by spreading the fresh farm produce wholesalers closer to their clients in the suburban locations as well as minimizing the unnecessary movement of vendors into town to access markets.
BULK DELIVERY SITES
Summary of Existing Vending Bays (Before Redesigning)
|WARD||NO OF SITES||NO. OF BAYS||ALLOCATED BAYS||UNALLOCATED BAYS|
|1 (CBD)||22||4 306||3 489 (81%)||817 (19%)|
|2 – 6 (Low Density)||21||1 623||561 (35%)||1 062 (65%)|
|7 – 29 (High Density)||101||9 424||4 415 (47%)||5 009 (53%)|
|Total||144||15 353||8 465 (55%)||6 888 (45%)|
NB. After redesigning, the bay sizes will be increased to as much as 50% while the bay numbers maybe reduced as well by the same margin.3. Allocation of Vending Bays
The allocation of Vending Bays is done at Dugmore Vending Offices located in Basch Street by the Council through the Vending Bays Allocation Committee composed of interdepartmental representatives in consultation with site management or vending committees.
3.1. Application Procedure
3.2. Allocation Criteria
Preference in bays allocation shall be given to the following;
3.3. Allocation Timelines of Vending Bays In View of the Redesigning of Bays and Displacements of Vendors.
As soon as the design of each vending site is complete, the leadership of each site shall be informed so that engagements for allocations are initiated.
It must be noted that all vendors will be reallocated bays since all would be affected by either redesigning or relocation. The engagements will commence from the 4th May 2020 on sites where designs are complete.
ADVERT NO : 8682
DATE : Sunday, 3 May 2020
C. DUBE TOWN CLERK