ZRP expected to raise over $60 million from roadblock and fines this year

A report by the Parliament Budget Office (PBO) shows that the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is working with a US$59 million revenue collection target this year, while the Registrar General’s department expects to collect US$27 million. The PBO provides technical advice to Parliament in matters relating to the budget, economic policy and money bills.

Treasury’s 2017 estimates of expenditure reveal that the ZRP expects to collect US$59,1 million in 2017, up from US$31,47 million in 2016. ZRP is expected to spend US$32,17 million on goods and services, US$18,1 million on maintenance and US$8,1 million on the acquisition of capital assets.

The report also shows that government expects US$678 000 of ZRP salaries to come from money collected from fines this year. ZRP salaries will account for US$323 million of the total Ministry of Home Affairs 2017 budget allocation of US$364 million. In the 2016 ZRP used US$12,5 million collected from fines to purchase “vehicles, plant and mobile equipment”. However when asked for a comment by the Financial Gazette, national police spokesperson Charity Charamba said she was not aware of the PBO’s report or projections.

More: Financial Gazette

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