People seeking to access facilities of the recently opened Port Harcourt Pleasure Park have borne their minds today on the exorbitant prices attach to each facility within the park and asked that prices be subsidised.
The general perception of the populace about the Rivers State owned amenity is that the foot entrance fee of N500.00 for adults and N350.00 for children are not too much to reduce the influx of people into the park.
In an exclusive chat with OKB News Online, Mrs Veronica Ikoro said “I came here with my kids to have fun. Things inside here are very expensive. I like the way we paid to enter because without collecting foot entrance fees this place will be over crowded”.
Ikoro went on to say, “Officials of the park preventing people from coming in with water is out of place. Depriving us from bringing in refreshments is a form of coercion to buy what they sell at high prices. The thing is, we should be able to dispose off our refuse appropriately. There is no way children will not take water or snacks. Their prices should be subsidized”.
Daniel Asukwo, a student of Rivers State University also said, “I came here with my baby to have fun. The N500.00 I paid to enable my child access the King of Castle is too much. Parents bring their children to have fun. It is not as if it’s them having the fun. The governor, Chief Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike should help us to bring down these prices so that the children can entertain themselves very well.
OKB News Online gathered that most vendors within the park pay royalty to the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park, hence one of the reasons for hike in prices.
As at the time of filing this report, the General Manager could not be reached for an interview because he went on leave. The Secretary refused to comment on these issues stressing that it is not allowed in the Park.