A new toll plaza being constructed in Chisamba.
A new toll plaza being constructed in Chisamba.

The Government, through the National Road Fund Agency projects to collect Kwacha 757 Million in tolls for the financial year 2017. This represents a growth of about 89 percent from the estimated Kwacha 400 Million for 2016. The average monthly projections from all toll stations including weighbridges. Ports of entry, existing inland toll stations and additional planned stations are about Kwacha 63 Million.

THE TOTAL PROJECTED TOLL REVENUE COLLECTIONS FOR 2017, IS, – K757, 275, 974 – BROKEN DOWN AS FOLLOWS;
1. Weighbridges – K20, 620, 160
2. Ports of Entry – K390, 504, 567
3. Existing Inland Network – K77, 155, 971
4. 2017 Additional Stations – K268, 995, 276

The National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) together with the Road Development Agency (RDA) is currently constructing an additional four (4) Toll Stations on the periphery of Lusaka at a total cost of USD 9.86 Million (US$9,860,725 including VAT). The contractor is Avic International Limited. The sites are as follows:

1. Shimabala Toll Station (between Lusaka and Kafue on T002). The location is approximately 25 from Lusaka and 20 Km from Kafue. The cost of this facility is US$ 2,228,346 and progress is at 80%. There are 35 Zambians currently employed in this construction phase.
2. Katuba/Chisamba Toll Station (between Lusaka and Chisamba, near Protea Chisamba Junction on T002). The location is approximately 30 Km from Lusaka near Protea Safari Lodge. The cost of this facility is US$ 2,871,263 and progress is at 75%. There are 30 Zambians currently employed in this construction phase;
3. Mumbwa Toll Station (between Lusaka and Mumbwa on M009). The location is approximately 120 Km from Lusaka near NWK Ginnery. The cost of this facility is US $ 1,700, 508 and progress is at 85%. There are 80 Zambians currently employed in this construction phase; and,
4. Chongwe Toll Station (between Lusaka and Chongwe on T004) and will cost approximately US $ 1,700, 508. Construction is yet to start.

 

Construction of three (3) Toll Stations at Shimabala, Chisamba and Mumbwa has progressed very well with works standing at 85 percent completion while works at Chongwe are being deferred to commence next year April 2017 due to delays in expropriation of land due to protracted land acquisition processes involving traditional authorities.

The Shimabala, Mumbwa and Chisamba toll stations are expected to commence tolling operations by 1st March 2017.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Is Zambia constructing all these toll gates for good reasons or merely to collect as much money as possible on already overtaxed motorists? (especially as there is usually no breakdown of how this revenue is spent)

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    • That’s what happens when you have a broke govt. Zambians are now captives in their own country.

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  2. Please make dual roads and big clearing ways leading to the toll booths! Learn from the USA. They are good at this!

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  3. What’s the rationale behind constructing these roads? A toll road is self explanatory its a short cut to point B…but it seems these empty tins are hell burnt on squeezing as much as possible from the poor motorists they are not even ashamed. Why don’t you set the selfsame targets when it comes to reducing corruption, cleaning streets, fighting crime and collecting rubbish, patching up pot holes!!

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  4. It is now more expensive as well as being an inconvenience to own a vehicle in Zambia! one buys fuel at the same time is paying a tax that goes for roads! There after having bought fuel one has to travel either for business or visiting with friends and relatives living in other parts of the country to use the roads that will lead you to the destination you have to stop and fork out more money out of your pocket at the toll gates! Other than squeezing more hard earned money from Zambians there is no reasonable explanation why Zambians have to endure more costs! Like the TV levy this is money which will be collected and go unaccounted for other than just evaporating into the atmosphere! Failure to manage a country is exhibited in many forms!

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  5. As a country we are struggling yet we spemd money on average us $2million, which seems very high, on toll stations .this increases the cost of goods to the average zambian who is already strugglong to put food on the table.
    We are building toll stations at the same time we are regulating to make 30% of heavy freight to travel by train.
    Sp we reduce the income by 30% when rail comes in.

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  6. why is that the MUMBWA TOLL WHICH IS CHEAPER THAN OTHER TOLLS HAS EMPLOYED TWICE THE NUMBER OF ZAMBIANS AS COMPARED OTHER SITES THAT ARE EXPENSIVE AND ARE ONLY EMPLOYING 30-35 PIPO BUT MUMBWA 80 PIPO. WE NEED A GOOD EXPLANATION BECAUSE WE NEVER GOT VOTES IN MUMBWA SO WHY EMPLOY MORE WHEN THEY NEVER VOTED FOR US

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  7. Good afternoon morning and evening to all Zambians around the world. I would like to confirm that we are relieved that we have not lost any lives from our upnd team in London following the terrorist attacks in Westminster yesterday . We are also glad that no Zambian lives have been lost. It is sad that the pf government in conjunction with their cadre high commission in London have not issued a statement as we have many Zambian economic refugees in UK who have been forced there due to pf failures. Rip to the four that have lost their lives. Meanwhile here in Zambia people are been charged ridiculous toll fees with nothing to show for it because all money is going to crooked pf officials

    Nez
    Chief strategist of the upnd

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  8. Am also wondering, those cheap concrete structures to cost an average of US$2million each, This nation Zambia is indeed very corrupt.

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