Harare City mayor, Herbert Gomba, said that it would be prudent if City Parking is awarded a parking management tender by Bulawayo City Council (BCC).
Gomba said that if that were to happen, it will help in the transfer of knowledge between the country’s biggest cities. Said Gomba:
Residents and pressure groups must know that Harare and Bulawayo have had a long history of working together for the benefit of the two sister cities.
History is full of occasions where councillors of both cities have travelled and learned from each other.
More recently, Harare councillors from the environmental management committee went to learn about how waste was being managed in Bulawayo, the same with some councillors from that side.
It’s unfortunate that some would want to take this as an opportunity to score political points, yet these can sometimes be simple opportunities to transfer knowledge.
Bulawayo to us is a city in Zimbabwe, which has city fathers who must interact with others in Harare. We also want our councillors and council to create synergies within Zimbabwe as we see no reason why we must promote external interactions at the expense of our internal programmes.
There are reports that Harare City Council’s Easypark (City Parking) has made an unsolicited bid for a parking management tender.
It is further alleged that Easypark has been mollycoddling some Bulawayo councillors in a five-star hotel in order to influence the tendering process.