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HCC: Only Fines And Penalties Were Increased By Between 300 To 400 Percent

Harare City Council (HCC) has said the 2022 budget only increased fines and penalties by between 300 to 400 percent to discourage illegal activities. The local government authority said this means that residents who remain within the confines of the law will not be affected by the charges that are meant to be deterrent. Pindula News presents HCC’s fees for various services:

Property Tax

Area20212022% increase
Mbare hostels matapi1938100
Glen Norah semi-detached72159121
Glaudina103228120

Water first 5 cubic metres

Residents who use 5 cubic metres equivalent to 25 200 litre drums will pay the following:

Area20212022% increase
High-Density Mbare4650
Medium Mabelreighn425224
Low-density Borrowdale Brooke478886

Refuse charges

 20212022% increase
Adult (resident)7510025
Adult (Non-resident15020033
Child( Resident)405025

Housing charges

Area20212022% increase
High Density7814
Low density101110

Burial Charges

Area20212022% /decrease
High Density1.411.24-12
Low density1.871.66-11

Charges for clinic and hospital services have not been increased to promote access to health by all.

Fines and penalties have been increased by 300-400% to promote compliance and stop illegal activities.

The US$ in the budget are payable in ZW$ at the auction rate.

The Consolidated budget was ZWL$32 715 billion and the 2022 budget is ZWL41 873 billion.

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