The City of Harare has dismissed false reports claiming that it is offering discounts to ratepayers who settle their bills using foreign currency.
In a public notice on Wednesday, the local authority said the reports are being spread by “unscrupulous individuals” who are defrauding unsuspecting ratepayers, telling them to pay the money and collect the receipts later. Reads the notice:
Please be advised that the City of Harare is not offering any discounts to customers on settlement of their accounts.
False reports have been peddled by unscrupulous individuals duping our clients under the pretense of issuing discounts on USD payments.
Council receipts are also issued instantly and under no circumstances should council ratepayers be asked to leave money and collect receipts later.
Council wishes to advise valuable ratepayers that when the discounts are available, these will be widely publicized and will be issued formally through council official sites.
For more information please contact 242 753000 or 0788654356.