Information has emerged suggesting that the contract between the Lusaka City Council and Parkrite to manage the parking space in the Central Business District has not been authorised by the Attorney General, while the MOU signed expired last year.
This means the company is operating illegally, a highly placed source close to the deal has revealed.
However, other sources say following the non renewal of the expired MOU, Parkrite would continue with its operations until another MOU is issued as the parties involved await on the Attorney General to sign it.
The contract between the two parties to collect parking fees in the central business district has not been signed and approved by the Attorney General.
Before the Lusaka City Council entered in an agreement with Parkrite to manage parking spaces in the central business district, majority of the councilors during a full council meeting opposed the proposal.
The councilors rejected the deal saying there was nothing new Parkrite was bringing to already existing infrastructure, while the mayor Wilson Kalumba insisted on the deal.
Meanwhile Parkrite Zambia Limited Managing Director Withus Masunda has denied reports that the Lusaka City Council owned Findeco House car park has been sold to ZANACO.
And Mr. Masunda says the move to allocate the car park entirely to ZANACO has not in any way disenfranchised other parkers in the CBD, but has freed up space on the streets which individual parkers can take up.
ZANACO paid about K360,000 to secure the entire car park for its employees, whose money has since been to Parkrite.
There has been public outrage over the deal Parkrite entered into with ZANACO, where non ZANACO employees are not allowed to park vehicles at the facility because it is reserved for ZANACO employees only.
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