The Harare City Council is struggling to take control of Mbare terminus due to “political involvement”.
This resulted in it collecting only US$29 000 between March and April.
However, the target was for US$60 000.
The statement is allegedly a reference to ZANU PF’s control of most trading places in Mbare.
According to council minutes it, “expressed concern over political involvement at the terminus and requested the Mayor to engage the political leadership of the relevant political parties”.
The move follows council’s failure to implement a new charge for bus operators.
It says bus operators resisted to pay the approved US$30 bus entry fee.
“The Acting Director of Housing and Commuity Services reported that following resistance by bus operators to pay the approved US$30, a meeting was held.
It was between Council and the Zimbabwe Passenger Transport Organisation (ZPTO).
“The meeting had failed to reach a consensus hence it was resolved that the bus operators temporarily pay US$15 entry fee whilst awaiting council decision.
The reduced figure resulted in Council only collecting US$29 991.
Council has since engaged the Traffic Police to enforce traffic by-laws in Mbare in a bid to improve its revenue collection.
Mbare is a known ZANU PF area with many trading places controlled by its members.