The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) said that it will not hike tollgate fees despite a rise in inflation.
This was revealed by Zinara board chairman Michael Madanha last week while responding to from Matabeleland North road authorities representatives in Bulawayo. Said Madanha:
Also, I want to emphasise that as Zinara in essence, we will not increase our road user fees because we know hardships that the general public is facing in terms of raising cash.
What we will want to do is to enhance the collection, that’s being done now, to seal all leakages and to improve our operations. The secret is we should as Zinara increase our revenue collection but maybe without increasing the road user fees.
So that would be our first step. If we can’t increase with what we have now, then that’s when we can now decide to see whether there will be an increase of those fees, but as of now, we will stick to what is there.
Michael Madanha is a Zimbabwean politician and a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party. He is the member of parliament and was appointed the Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development in September 2015. Read More About Michael Madanha