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Motorists Avoid Parking In Bulawayo CBD After Fees Hike - Report

Motorists Avoid Parking In Bulawayo CBD After Fees Hike - Report

Reports coming from Bulawayo suggest that many parking bays are empty as motorists are avoiding parking in the Central Business District following a hike of parking fees by the local government authority.

Bulawayo City Council (BCC)’s 2022 Budget was recently approved by the Minister of Local Government and Public Works, July Moyo and is effective from February.

The central government had initially rejected Bulawayo City Council’s ZWL$23 billion budget for 2022 on grounds that it allocated a massive 44% of the total budget on salaries, a figure which exceeds the recommended limit of 30%.

BCC and the contractor — Tendy Three Investments (TTI) — which won the tender to install the parking management system in the city, are charging US$1 for 30 minutes, for “prime parking.”

For “ordinary parking,” motorists will pay US$1 for an hour.

The new fees are effective from today, Friday 18 February. According to the local authority, the project is being implemented in phases.

Phase 1 will cater for the prime parking in the city set to cover Leopold Takawira Avenue to 11th Avenue and Fife Street to Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Street.

The second phase to the sixth phase will be an expansion from the area covered by the first phase until the whole city is encompassed. Once complete, there would be 7 200 parking bays in the city under the system. On Friday, they will commence with 174 parking bays.

The fees attracted a public outcry but the local authority’s corporate communications manager, Mrs Nesisa Mpofu recently told The Sunday News that all the necessary consultations had been done in coming up with the fees.

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Zvazvanga zvingori 7 months ago

Thank you Minister for having approved this absurd budget looking at our disposable incomes.It simply means BCC will have reduced revenue inflows what next.You manhadle street vendors,huh.$8 for 8.I leave my car in the bay at 8 in morning only to collect it around 4 and part with $8.Ndinenge ndashanda kupi Mari iyoyo,$160US pamwedzi.Aya ndoanonzi mafunnies pasi pezuva panapa

Dzvamu 7 months ago

Sure, its outrageous. Its insane and insensitive to the people

𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙯𝙖 7 months ago

𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝘽𝘾𝘾, 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙛𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙜𝙤 𝙖 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙙𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙆𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨, 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙞𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙙𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙚. 𝙋𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙤𝙧𝙨 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙪𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨

Chikandamina 7 months ago

Hapana chakanaka mu zim

Hulk Hogan 7 months ago

BCC akula lutho elizolithola lapha until you get tired.This like chasing your own shadow,...kkkkkkk world class parking!

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