I just threw a little mini fit at the poor guy charging for public parking outside Shoprite in Kabwe. You could just say I’m having a bad day OR you could say I’ve just had enough of this pathetic municipal council! They want us, customers, to pay for what exactly? Today I had to drive past all the parking spaces in front of Shoprite as they were occupied by taxis, legal and (for the most part) illegal. I had to drive around the corner, to the far end and park where there is no tar, but mud and rocks and that’s the parking I was expected to pay for! This is just one small part of Kabwe municipal counsil’s total failure at running a town. I’ve blogged about the street vending before (here), and it has only gotten worse. Most parking spots in town center is now taken up but vendors, each one picks a slot! You can hardly get through Freedom way, the main road in town, as it is completely clogged up by taxis, minibuses (driving in any direction they care to) and vendors sitting right on the tar. It would be very interesting to hear what our dear Mayor and/or MP has to say about this mess, as it doesn’t look like any effort is being made in improving anything at this point.