Truckers shunning legal truck Stop in Chinhoyi

15 Sep, 2021 - 19:09 0 Views
Truckers shunning legal truck Stop in Chinhoyi


Paul Pindani in Chinhoyi

Chinhoyi municipality has been urged to get rid of trucks that park at an illegal truck stops close to Ruvimbo residential area so that they use the town’s truck stop.

Since the launch of the official truck stop, Gigi Truck Inn that was officiated by Chinhoyi town clerk, Mr Maxwell Kaitano, trucks are reportedly not parking at the area while most of them park at Christos Shopping Centre for unknown reasons.

Council said it will soon increase its security workforce to enforce by-laws so that trucks will park at the legalised Truck Inn, Gigi.

“I do not know that there is an authorised truck stop. I am a South African driver who travels from Durban to Lusaka in Zambia.

“I have been using this stop for years now,” said a South African truck driver who declined to be named.

Other truck drivers who spoke to this publication said they had known Christos Shopping Centre for years hence park their trucks there.

‘‘My truck uses satellite, so I am not allowed to park more than a km from the highway,’’ added another South African driver.

Gigi Truck Inn is situated less that 200m from the main road as witnessed by this reporter during the visit so the place.

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