NRFA to introduce toll cards at Toll Plazas

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President Edgar Lungu demonstrates on how they work at the Katuba Toll Plaza booth during the Commissions of the Plaza in Katuba
President Edgar Lungu demonstrates on how they work at the Katuba Toll Plaza booth during the Commissions of the Plaza in Katuba

 The National Road Fund Agency (NRFA), will this year introduce electronic payment at toll plazas as part of its plan to enhance efficiency in the collection of revenue.

NRFA chief executive officer, Wallace Mumba said the move to introduce innovative mode of payments that will include electronic toll cards and mobile phone payments will enhance efficiency.

Mr. Mumba said NRFA will develop distribution channels to ensure wide presence of tolls around the country in conjunction with private sector players.

“As part of the evolving technology we have decided to introduce innovative payment solutions which will be efficient for the customers,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Zambian road sector will require approximately K6 million per year for the next three years to escalate the gap between the available funds and the requirements considering the Medium Term Expenditure Framework, (MTEF).

In the MTEF, figures for 2016 stand at K1.6 billion, 2017 was at K2.9 billion while the year 2018 is at K5.5 billion.

According to the NRFA 2016 annual report, key among the locally funded projects in the road sector are the Link Zambia 800, Pave Zambia 2000 and the construction of the US$162 million Kazungula Bridge.

The report reveals that with the L8, 000 a total of 33 works contracts were ongoing covering a 3, 200 kilometres with the value of K13.2 billion and that a total of 512 kilometres had been completed and opened up to traffic.

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  1. Your TOLL FEES ARE VERY EXPENSIVE, WE NEED AN AUDIT REPORT SO WE REVIEW BEFORE WE PROTEST I CANT BE PAYING ZMK40, PER PASS U TAKE ZAMBIANS FOR GRANTED BECAUSE WE DON’T REVOLT. IF BENEFITS ARE EVIDENT WE CANT COMPLAIN BUT SO FAR NOTHING ONLY FATTENING UR POCKETS AMAMBALA

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  2. The key part here is his statement concerning PRIVATE players, brace yourselves for more and more expensive tolls operated by private companies. Transparency of the ownership of privately owned tollways is imperative before they are introduced

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  3. In infrastructure Investments and Financing especially debt,its important to protect the revenues until such a time when you have paid back substantially and reinvest in the new freeways for those increased tolling’s in Kilometre , that gives you the money to create a performing fund to support maintenance and development of roads in Zambia

    Do not loose of centralised clearing of electronic toll transactions at both conventional and open road tolling points to ensure revenue protection as you innovate the Tolling technologies in user collections

    It will get even more challenging for you as you move towards the Interoperability of electronic tolling across all existing…

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  4. existing and new tolls as being developed across the country

    For now toll tags and authorised cards that will be cleared centrally at tolls will be very helpful for you

    Revenue protection is important and centralised tolling in clearing those interoperated tolls across the country very important for now

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  5. “The President has emphasized that Zambia will remain orderly and those who are causing anarchy will face the full wrath of the law.”

    Yesterday (01/30/18) I was listening to the State of the union address. The United States President Donald Trump was not afraid of mentioning names.

    When it comes to Israel and Jerusalem, border security and immigration, he was not afraid to name names, he didn’t leave anyone in limbo.

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  6. Lungu and his cronies are really reaping off Zambians. Ever since these chaps were given the mandate of running the affairs of the country, commodities and essentials have been skyrocketing. Just to drive around the country you have to cough so much,how horrible and expensive it is becoming to live in Zambia. Even duty now they imposed fixed fees because that way they know they will raise enough money, I wonder what happened to tax laws. The list is endless and I wonder what else we will be hammered on next.

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  7. In terms of tolls ad taxes Zambia is fairly if not lowest in the regions Paying tolls is user driven and road tax for all roads local or outside whether driven or not Its standard in roads financing in addition to other like carbon and other fuel related Zambia is the lowest amongst even when you loo at corporation tax most are above 30 to 35 with a range of 20 to 40% almost

    If its used properly these tolls can reduce even further those taxes for refinancing of the same

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