Nairobi traders will be charged a fee for using the newly built Green Park terminus in the CBD. The fee will be levied on those selling in the terminal, use of ablution blocks as well as strategic advertisement spaces.
According to Nairobi Metropolitan Services Transport and Public Works Director Engineer Michael Ochieng, the service fee will be used to maintain the park and make it self-sufficient, as opposed to being just a commercial venture.
”The park will operate a certain fee, a token fee, which enables its sustainability. It will translate to what activities will be within the park, what traders will sell, (and) use of the ablution blocks, among others.
“If you put an ablution block to be completely free you are killing it. How will it be sustained? We have the toilets in the CBD where people pay (to use) and the money is used to keep the place clean and pay those who keep them clean,” Mr. Ochieng told a local publication on Monday.
However, the disabled and the elderly will be excepted from the service fees.
The NMS plans to be collecting money to help it clean, fumigate, and providing safely within the 200M park.
”It is under consideration and we are yet to finalise on it. Once finalised, we shall make it public where the Director General Major General Mohamed Badi will announce the same at some certain stage,” Mr. Ochieng said when asked whether the body had settled on the amount it will tax Kenyans.
The terminal will be used as a drop-off and pick-up point for matatus plying the Ngong and Lang’ata roads route.