Tendy Three Investment (TTI), the company managing Bulawayo City Council (BCC)’s vehicle parking system, is set to introduce new packages.
TTI Chairperson Lizwe Mabuza last month hinted at the move during an interview with Pindula News.
The move, which will see motorists having the option to buy paying parking monthly fees, is part of efforts to reduce the number of complaints from both motorists and parking marshals, according to CITE.
Speaking during ‘The Breakfast Club’ CITE’s current affairs daily program, TTI Public Relations Officer, Mellisa Mabeza, said:
As of now we are working on tenant’s packages, buildings that are in Town have people working there, they can come and we do packages for them, even for individuals, for them to avoid being in contact with our marshals and also to avoid theft that is done by our marshals outside.
We have our headquarters offices on the second floor of Fidelity Life Centre and we can arrange a meeting then we do packages for our motorists.
TTI Chairperson Lizwe Mabuza added that some big corporations are already buying the packages. He said:
We heard people’s concerns hence we have introduced the packages, big corporates have already started buying them, and packages will come at a discount, we will come with an official communication, launch it officially within 2-3 weeks we will have a big launch so that people can have a catalogue of what to buy from.
There will be a one-month package, two weeks package, one week package, those packages come with a discount, without preempting, one month package you can gain up to 30 percent or above discount.
The two weeks package will also give you a certain level of discount but the 1month package shows us that someone can go up to 35 percent discount on what they are paying and we are willing to say let those be available and alleviate the situation of change and confrontations with marshals.
Mabuza said motorists won’t have to display tickets when they have packages as it will now be the marshals’ responsibility to print out the receipt and display the ticket for motorists.
Motorists have been complaining about the clamping fee which is US$20. The parking fee for an hour is US$1 or the equivalent in other currencies.