Govt explains the renaming of roads and streets in the country. This was said by Acting Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Mangaliso Ndlovu while addressing journalists after yesterday’s Cabinet meeting.
The cabinet has explained that they approved the renaming of roads, places and Government buildings in Harare, Bulawayo and other towns across the country, as way to try and foster unity, while reflecting on the country’s history and identity.
“Cabinet noted that through the process of naming, every community or society defines its identity and culture, tells its history, and espouses its values, beliefs, norms and world-view,” he said.
“Naming is also a social engagement tool that fosters understanding, peace and unity in diversity.” Enterprise Road was notably named after President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Some of the streets which were renamed in Harare are Speke Avenue, which changed to Agostinho Neto Avenue, Angwa Street to Sir Seretse Khama Street, Third Street to Patrice Lumumba Street, Rezende Street to Julia Zvobgo Street, Selous Avenue to John Landa Nkomo Avenue, Cameron Street to Joseph Msika Street, while the stretch from Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport to Manyame Air Base is now called Josiah Tungamirai Drive, and Kirkman Drive is now known as Solomon Mujuru Drive.
Source – iHarare
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