Just In: Chisango Appointed Harare Town Clerk

City of Harare has appointed Engineer Hosiah Chisango as the city’s substantive town clerk replacing Engineer Tendai Mahachi who left the council in 2014.

Chisango, who has been acting as town clerk since December last year, joined the council as a trainee cadet in 1991 and rose through the ranks to his current position.

Announcing the appointment, Harare Mayor, Councillor Herbert Gomba said Chisango has a huge task ahead of him

“He has been the front and center against the fight against cholera and other emergencies. He will be seized with improving service delivery in key critical areas such as water, garbage collection, and wastewater management and the city’s human resources.

“He becomes the arrowhead of the team that is expected to deliver a world-class city by 2025 and immediately the city’s 100-day transformational agenda,” said Gomba.

Chisango’s appointment comes head on the heel of a deadly cholera outbreak which has claimed 32 lives from the more than 5000 cases reported.

In his response, Chisango acknowledged that the task bestowed on him was not easy, vowing to work with all stakeholders to bring sanity to Harare.

“We have a huge task ahead of us. There is cholera and vending issues to be dealt with. But we will try to work with the team that we have to make sure that we return to sanity,. Our teams have moved in quickly to avert the further spread of the outbreak,” he said.

Vendors and police have been at loggerheads since the council ordered the former to go off the streets in the wake of the cholera outbreak.