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City Parking, the City of Harare solution to what they like calling smart parking has just announced a hike in parking fees effective on the 2nd of July 2019.
In June, City Parking hiked their prices to $ZWL20 per hour for basic parking which was double the previous charge.
PARKING TARIFF ADJUSTMENTS
THIS NOTICE SERVES TO INFORM THE MOTORING PUBLIC THAT THE
PARKING TARIFF IN HARARE CBD HAS BEEN ADJUSTED AS FOLLOWS;
ON-STREET – USD$1 OR ZW$ EQUIVALENT AT PREVAILING INTER-BANK RATES
THE ADJUSTMENTS ARE WITH EFFECT FROM 2″ OF JULY 2020
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PLAYSTORE FOR GREATER PARKING CONVENIENCE.
PLEASE PAY PARKING FEES TO AVOID INCONVENIENCES
Contacts: Tel 0242707315/707876/0739885896 or Email: email@example.com Facebook: City Parking Pvt Ltd Twitter: @Cit Parlysingt1Le
TOWARDS WORLD CLASS PARKING EXPERIENCE
The increase in prices is meant to put the price back to the original which has always been $1 USD per hour since City Parking was introduced a few years ago. However, the City Parking has been running on low parking fees below half the normal and original price.
However, City Parking only announced the new prices for basic parking without mentioning other categories which means that motorists will still pay $1 000 per hour for unreserved parking bays and access tags, $1 200 for the reserved and $800 for new tag replacements.
City Parking Facing Closure
In December 2019, the Government had sent out a directive instructing Harare City council to dissolve all strategic business units it had formed which included City Parking among others. This was due to a claim that was made which stated that these entities were being used to syphon revenue from the local authority illegally.
In a letter dated 16 December 2019, Local Gov Minister July Moyo said that there was strong suspicion that some of the companies were being used to steal council resources.
“You are directed to make sure that companies formed as income-generating ventures, which previously had been sources for council revenue, are dissolved and the activities be carried out under the appropriate programmes,” he wrote.
July Moyo also stated that City Parking did not have any form of investment and had been bringing any meaningful revenue to the council and Sunshine holdings seemed to be a conduit to siphon out council resources.