Over one hundred Harare By-Laws have been sent to its legal division for a review pending their amendment to realign with the new constitution.
This was revealed by the Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume during his State of the City Address early this week.
Mafume said five (5) of the laws are already at an advanced stage and will be gazetted before the end of the year.
“The legal arm of Council is currently seized with the matter as over 100 by-laws need to be reviewed and realigned to the provisions of the constitution and other Acts of Parliament.
“Currently five (5) by-laws, which are part of a pack for review this year are at advanced stage and with support from the AG’ Office, we expect to gazette them before the end of the year’, he said.
Harare has been operating with some very old by-laws which have not been reviewed since before independence.
Among these is the Harare Noise by-Laws SI 195 of 1973, Harare (Long Distance Omnibus Station) by-Laws of 1984, Roads and Road Traffic (Rules of Road) Regulations of 1974 and the Harare (Licensed Premises) by-Laws from 1976.
The local authority has however previously reviewed some of the by-laws to make them commensurate with the present era.
These include the Harare (Licensed Premises) Amendment by-Laws of 2017, Harare (Pushcart) by-Laws SI 200/2005, Harare (Hawkers) by-Laws SI 73 of 2013 and the Harare (Cycle Licensing) by-Laws SI 108 of 2016.