Residents livid as council approves construction on Harare Wetland

Residents of Tafara high density suburb in Harare are at loggerheads with the Harare City Council after the former approved construction on a wetland which had been identified by the Local Environment Action Plan (LEAP) committee in the area.

A LEAP is a local plan developed for the management of the environment. LEAPs work with authorities from city councils and the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) who are in turn supposed to consult the residents before authorizing construction on wetlands.

The wetland that has been earmarked for housing developments in Tafara is located between Tafara and Mabvuku high density suburbs.