Bulawayo City Council issued an order for international organisations to pay their bills in foreign currency.
The directive also includes residents and organisations, who will get a discount for settling their bills in foreign currency.
This was revealed by the City’s town clerk Christopher Dube who said
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All international organisations that are operating within the city who pay for Council Services through their landlords or directly to City Council are now expected to make payments in foreign currency with immediate effect. They are also encouraged to utilise the express window at Revenue Hall when making payments.
An offer of 50 per cent discount incentive is availed to foreign currency payments from ratepayers in the Diaspora to settle their rates through their Nostro accounts.
This is, however, not limited to this category of Diaspora ratepayers alone, but also applies to local ratepayers who have access to hard currency.