City Parking USD Parking Tariff Reversed

Spiwe Nyoni

On the 30th of June City Parking increased parking tariffs in Harare Central Business District which were supposed to come to effect on the 2nd of July 2020, however this move has been reversed by Harare City Council after a widespread cry from motorists.

In a statement City Parking revealed that city parking rate were to increase to $1USD or ZWE$ equivalent at prevailing interbank rates with effect from 2 July.

City Parking board in Harare CBD

When asked about the latest move by the local authority, in an interview with Community Radio Harare, City Parking public relations manager Mr Francis Mandaza said “Just take it as it is and whatever the city council elaborated is the correct position,” he said.

The move by Harare City Council was met with joy by motorists in the CBD,  

“As motorists we welcome this move to revise the prices because parking fees where now exorbitant and unjustifiable” he said.

Lawyers, Mutuso, Taruvinga, and Mhiribidi had threatened legal proceedings against the City Parking if the parking tariffs where not revised.

Below is the letter on City of Harare Facebook page:

“Dear Motorists

Council as the sole shareholder in City Parking has engaged the business unit following widespread complaints over its new parking tariff.

The shareholder has shelved the utility ‘s move to charge US$1​or its equivalent until proper consultations are done and consensus reached.In the meantime, parking fees revert to the old rate,”

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