The City of Harare has advised ratepayers that the 50 per cent discount on rates will be ending on the 23rd of October 2018. The City of Harare also warned that after the promotion ends, it will engage debt collectors to recover all rates owing. In a statement, the acting finance director for the city said,
NOTICE TO OUR VALUED RATEPAYERS AND CUSTOMERS ON THE 50% DISCOUNT PROMOTION OFFER
This notice serves to REMIND our valued ratepayers and customers that the Discount Promotion OFFER OF 50% ON PAYMENTS ENDS ON 23 OCTOBER 2018. Thereafter the city will engage debt collectors to recover arrears.
Customers who took advantage to pay their bills have been credited with the Discount as promised.
Please take advantage of this opportunity and ENJOY your 50% Discount on every payment made until 23 October 2018.
ACTING FINANCE DIRECTOR
Please note, however, that the 50 percent discount applies to the amount a resident pays, and not 50 percent of the whole bill, meaning that when settling the whole bill, the actual discount is 33 percent.