Gweru to hire private parking firm

GWERU City Council is mooting plans to hire a private company to sell parking tickets in an effort to deal with corruption perpetrated by parking ticket assistants.

IVAN NDLOVU
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Harare City Council contracted Easy Park to sell parking tickets using a computerised system.

The current system has been blighted by corruption as parking tickets assistants stand accused of not remitting all the money generated to the city treasury.

Councillor Moses Marecha condemned council’s corrupt tendencies saying outsourcing the service would deal with the issue.

“This contract will improve accountability of revenue from parking tickets and plug corruption that may be currently happening,” said Marecha.Parking

However, Marecha dismissed rumours that the outsourcing of the service was the beginning of retrenchments.

“We are not retrenching, but we are just phasing out (parking) ticket assistants, who will be absorbed into other departments in the council,” Marecha emphasised.

He said council was planning to flight tenders soon.

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