Alleged Sale of Kulima Tower Bus Station

The Lusaka City Council would like to correct the impression created by some individuals that Kulima Tower Bus Station has been sold to a private company, to the contrary, Kulima Tower bus station has not been sold to anyone hence the station is still a property of Lusaka City Council. Recently the council announced the appointed of Parkrite Zambia limited as company which would manage the parking in the Central Business District with effect from 10th October, 2016. The decision to award the parking rights to Parkrite Zambia was reached at through a Full Council meeting under minute number LCC/PSU/001CP/12. In the Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) it was agreed that Parkrite Zambia would manage the parking system on behalf of Lusaka City Council for an initial period of three (3) months subject to review with a possible extension of 10 years after which all the parking management system including the infrastructure would be handed over to LCC.

The parties further agreed that the operator (Parkrite Zambia Limited) shall manage, collect and enforce all parking fees including all on street and all off street parking spaces including intra-city bus terminus and independently parking lots owned by Lusaka City Council in the CBD; and that Parkrite Zambia shall remit 40 percent of the parking proceeds to LCC after submission of all financials to the Finance Department.

The City Council’s plan to engage a private company to manage the parking in the CBD is intended to sanitize and decongest the Central Business District to allow for better and safer parking system. The Local Authority through Parkrite Zambia intend to use proper paid parking management in its quest to move to smart city management protocols, such as smart traffic, smart lighting, and smart transport.

Therefore the council wishes reiterate that the alleged sale of Kulima Tower which is being propagated by some individuals is false and incorrect.