Council appoints Mahachi, Muzuva to Easipark board

HARARE - Harare deputy mayor Thomas Muzuva and town clerk Tendai Mahachi were last week appointed Easipark Harare (Pvt) Ltd board members in the interim.

The decision was recorded in the business committee minutes after it was noted that there was no longer a functional management committee at Easipark.

“That in view of the concerns raised by the committee, an interim board comprising deputy mayor, town clerk and the head of the business development unit be appointed with immediate effect,” read the minutes.

Among some of the duties to be performed by the interim board are to represent the city in all Easipark matters and ensure that dividends are paid to Harare City Council (HCC).

The pair’s terms of reference also include preparations for the amalgamation of Easipark and City Parking (Pvt) Ltd to undertake vehicle parking in Harare.

“Monitor the arbitration process reporting on the anticipated period to resolve and conclude the process and the costs involved,” read their terms of reference.

The business committee recommended that the acting general manager of Easipark be recalled to his previous duties.

Earlier this year, HCC spokesperson Leslie Gwindi advised that Easipark’s contract with HCC will expire in September, with council set to take over its duties and staff.

Easihold, the parent company of Easipark, and HCC, entered into a joint venture in 2009, with Easipark reportedly generating sizeable profits from their $1 per hour charge on inner city parking.

According to the agreed partnership between the two entities, council would receive 60 percent of profits while the remainder would go to Easipark.             

Easipark’s marshals are paid a 10 percent commission and they are each expected to cash in no less than $520 per month.

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