Vic falls reintroduces parking fees
The Victoria Falls municipality has reintroduced parking fees as part of measures to broaden the revenue base and to finance the refurbishment of roads around the resort town with many motorists describing the one United States dollar per hour charges as exorbitant compared to what other councils are charging.
After suspending the parking fees a few years ago due to limited manpower, the Victoria Falls Municipality has started enforcing the council by-laws which will see motorists paying one united states dollar or 6 RTGS dollars per hour for parking at designated places.
Motorists and residents have expressed mixed reactions to the development with some welcoming it is a move towards improving the resort town road network while others have described the 1 USD charge as exorbitant compared to what other local authorities are charging.
Victoria Falls Municipality Town Clerk Ronnie Dube says the move is meant to improve the revenue base, adding that the parking fees will be channeled towards sprucing up of the tourism town’s road infrastructure.