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Motorists to Pay Different Parking Fees Per City Estate

September 1, 2014

Mercy Gakii

PARKING fees in Nairobi will vary among estates, if a new plan by the County Government is implemented.

Nairobi County coordinator Margaret Musyoki said those who park further from the city centre will be charged less under a zoning plan currently being worked on by the County government.

"We are looking to eventually zone out the city so that those who park further from the city centre can benefit from cheaper rates. That is one of our long term plans," said Musyoki.

The County recently introduced electronic payment for parking fees as a way to stem revenue leaks through the manual system.

The e-platform enables motorists to pay for parking via mobile phones or agents.

"For those who are not able to pay directly from their mobile devices, there are agents from Co-operative Bank on the ground who will assist motorists either with top-ups or to pay through their agency devices," said Musyoki.

The digital payment platform is expected to increase collections by up to 30 per cent in the short term as City Hall moves to stop leakage through dealing in hard cash. Nairobi City Council has been collecting Sh2.2 million daily in parking fees.

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Source: AllAfrica

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