THE Bulawayo City Council has accepted proposals from two Harare based companies who have expressed interest in managing the city’s parking system.
The local authority has been using its own officers to receive parking fees from the motoring public.
According to the latest council report, the local authority is seeking to enhance its revenue collections by engaging in this project.
The three companies that submitted their bids include ProPark, Duscretion Logistics [Pvt] Limited and MSP Parking.
“After consultations with all the departments, it was discovered that two proposals and one letter of intent for the Parking Management Services within the City of Bulawayo had been received.
“These were from Duscretion Logistics [Pvt] Limited of 155 Williams Way, Msasa, Harare, Zimbabwe; Lauvax Trading [Pvt] Limited t/a ProPark of BP and Shell Garage, Robert Mugabe International Airport Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe and NganduBiz t/a MSP Parking of 34 Nigel Phillips, Eastlea, Harare, Zimbabwe,” the report read.
Councillors urged the local authority to expedite the process so that the identified companies are given the green light to start operating.
“Councillor C. Moyo concurred with Councillor M.Ncube, saying that as the residents were facing economic challenges, this proposal would lighten the burden of depending on traditional means of generating revenue i.e. rates etc.
“Councillor J.Sithole felt that funds should be remitted by the companies involved within the first month. Councillor R.D Jele also felt that the resolution should be implemented as soon as possible as Council had a tendency of scaring off investors because of its bureaucratic operations resulting in delays,” the report read.
According to the report, the local authority accepted Ducretion Logistics (Pvt) Ltd and ProPark proposals and the two companies will be allocated separate areas within the city.