BULAWAYO’s business community and motorists say they will boycott parking in the central business district in protest over the new pricing system introduced by Tendy Three Investment (TTI) and the city council.
The new prepaid parking system, which will commence on June 1, will introduce weekly, fortnightly and monthly packages.
In a recent notice to motorists and stakeholders, TTI indicated that the new packages would cost US$30 weekly, translating to US$4,30 per day, US$50 per fortnight and US$90 per month.
But the business community and motorists said the proposed charges were not sustainable.
“We have reached the final lap of preparations. The boycott announcement will come from the office of the secretary-general of the Bulawayo Business Development Association,” the notice put out by the Business Development Association read.
“We have covered ground in holding meetings with key stakeholders, including the police in Bulawayo. We have also taken into consideration contributions and suggestions from the various platforms where the boycott conversation has been going on.
“Firstly, we have come up with an information model to educate the public about the boycott. Secondly, we will come up with the dates for phase one of the Bulawayo parking boycott. This will give us ample time to make alternative parking and transportation plans.
“As soon as the final official update is done, please play your part in circulating…