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

2 years agoWed, 09 Feb 2022 11:51:43 GMT
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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

Area 2021 2022 % increase
Mbare hostels matapi 19 38 100
Glen Norah semi-detached 72 159 121
Glaudina 103 228 120

Water first 5 cubic metres

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

Area 2021 2022 % increase
High-Density Mbare 4 6 50
Medium Mabelreighn 42 52 24
Low-density Borrowdale Brooke 47 88 86

Refuse charges

  2021 2022 % increase
Adult (resident) 75 100 25
Adult (Non-resident 150 200 33
Child( Resident) 40 50 25

Housing charges

Area 2021 2022 % increase
High Density 7 8 14
Low density 10 11 10

Burial Charges

Area 2021 2022 % /decrease
High Density 1.41 1.24 -12
Low density 1.87 1.66 -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.

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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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