Monday, September 20, 2021

Self-service pre-paid parking for Gweru



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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