Please do something on clamping fees

EDITOR — I appeal to the City of Harare to reduce the amount that they charge for clamped vehicles.

The amount being charged is just too much in this harsh economic environment.

The council should revise the figure of $57 because that is just too much as many people cannot afford it.

The city fathers have to bear in mind that most people have resorted to using public transport just because they cannot afford parking fees.

Some have even resorted to parking on the outskirts of the central business district just to make ends meet. The amount paid for a clamped vehicle is way too much and should be revised downwards vis-a-vis the economic situation.

It is not just the clamping fees that are too high but even the parking fees should be reduced or at least a dollar should cover one’s parking for more time than just an hour. It is unfortunate that all companies in this country are looking for money but consideration should be shown for the hardships that the individuals or motorists are also going through.

I thought such tissues could have been part of the 100 days plan of action by Harare City Council. This problem affects the ease of doing business as many motorists delivering their consignments are greatly affected.

Besides the money realised is not put to good use as there are potholes all over the parking spaces. Please do something on this one.


Comments (2)

Are you bonkers ! Don't park in those spots that are illegal. Is it a crime to be law abiding !!

Neil - 6 March 2018

The reader has a valid case here. Where have you heard people being charged such exorbitant fees. Besides the city should provide parking bays since most motorists resort to illegal parking due to absence of adequate parking space.

Pan Africanist - 12 March 2018

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