Motorists in Harare will, starting from next month, be paying $400 per hour for parking in the Central
Business District, up from the current $300, the fourth adjustment in six months this year.
The increase comes exactly a month after the previous one, after the local authority raised parking fees from $190 per hour in May to $300 this month.
City Parking first increased parking fees from $100 to $120 in January, $120 to $150 in March, $150 to $190 in May and $190 to $$300 this month.
The new charges take the fees to more than US$1, according to the official exchange rate, which stands at $347,31 as it this Tuesday.
“This notice serves to inform the motoring public that, the on-street parking tariff in Harare CBD has been adjusted from $300 to $400 per hour,” City Parking said.
“The adjustments are with effect from the 1st of July, 2022.”
City Parking is a private company wholly owned by the City of Harare and says its mission is to “de-congest the city and bring order on our streets and bus termini again.”
The entity is however far from achieving its mission, as a large chunk of its parking revenue goes into the pockets of some of its workers, who take bribes from motorists to allow them to park for free in their areas of control.