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Tinaani Nyabereka

Gweru City Parking (GCP), a private parking entity which was mandated by the City of Gweru to run the parking division, has started collecting revenue from motorists within the Central Business District.

Briefing the media at a press conference, City Parking Public Relations (PRO) manager Francis Mandaza said collection of revenue began on Thursday April, 15.

He urged motorists to comply with the parking marshals who are deployed to ensure smooth operations.

"We were mandated by City of Gweru to manage the traffic and parking division of the local authority and enforce the by-laws in the parking department with effect from April 01, 2021. We started with road and bay markings in the Central Business District and we are now doing the final touches.

"Our parking fees are pegged at U$S1 or RTGS$80. We call upon motorists to cooperate and comply with our parking marshals. We also urge motorists not to park at undesignated areas or road islands so that they don’t destroy road infrastructure," said Mandaza.

He said the company was brining an ICT-driven system by which fees payment details are quickly send to severs for accountability and security purposes.

"We have a system which allows motorists to pay on their own. It’s a parking (Gweru Park Assist) self-service mobile application which can be downloaded on one's phone, but in the absence of a smartphone, one can still use the *192# option to pay,” he said.

 

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