Victoria falls councilors are considering charging pr_ostitutes an entry fee into the Victoria Falls truck stop to control the number of ladies of the night frequenting the facility. Speaking at a recent full council meeting, councilors said they were concerned about the increase in the number of pr_ostitutes at the truck stop who frequent the area at night to solicit for se_x from truck drivers. Councilors have suggested that a certain fee be charged on pr_ostitutes and anyone who visit the truck stop at night and the dirty money can be used for other projects.
Most of the pr_ostitutes are residents or the town, some of whom visit the facility at night on the pretext of vending but eventually become ladies of the night as they solicit for se_x.Councilors raised the issue at a full council meeting saying they were incensed by the presence of ladies of the night at the truck stop which the local authority co-runs with a local businessman.
“There is an increase in the number of ladies of the night and illegal vendors at the truck stop which is worrying some residents,” said a councilor during the meeting.
The other councilor’s concurred saying the place had become a moral eyesore.
Maybe the council should charge a certain fee for one to enter the truck stop so as to reduce the number of ladies of the night who frequent the truck stop and maybe we can raise money as well.” Said a counselor.
Victoria Falls mayor councilor Sifiso Mpofu suggested deployment of municipal police at the facility to arrest all those who loiter in anticipation of being picked by se_x loving drivers.
“The council could consider sending police to the truck stop to control the area,” he said. However, other councilors were of the feeling that the local authority should first engage the other partner, Trevor Lane, proprietor of Fulshan which owns 50 percent shares at the truck stop in a partnership with council. Some even suggested that Fulshan should be the one to deal with presence of the ladies of the night as they were the ones fully on the ground. The truck stop is located adjacent to a cemetery in a bush near Masue River and women brave the night to walk there to solicit for se_x. All trucks that cross the border either through Victoria Falls border post or Kazungula Border Post park and in most cases spend a night at the facility while waiting to be cleared by border officials.