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Speakers directs Minister of Housing and Infrastructure to explain toll gate contract awarded to Intelligence Mobility Solutions

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Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Ronald Chitotela
Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Ronald Chitotela

Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini has directed Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela to render a ministerial statement next week on allegations that Intelligence Mobility Solutions has been awarded a contract to manage toll gates in Zambia.

Dr. Matibini said this during his ruling this morning which he delivered in Parliament following a point of order which was raised by Leader of the opposition and Member of Parliament for Monze Central Jack Mwiimbu on the contract awarded to the company without a public tender.

Mr. Mwiimbu in his point of Order wanted to know why government has awarded IMS a contract to collect toll fees, a move that will push Zambians out of employment.

He wondered how the decision was arrived at when the Minister of Transport and Communications, Minister of Housing and Infrastructure and Minister of Finance never mentioned anything in parliament.

“We have a number of toll gates in this country that are being managed by the National Road Fund Agency and they have employed more Zambians and we are now being told that this contract has been given to a private firm without spending any money to manage it on behalf of Zambians”, He said.

Mr. Mwiimbu wondered whether the government was in order to allow such a scandalous move on behalf of Zambians without tendering publicly to allow Zambians to participate if there was any need to do so.

He questioned why government was always interested in awarding one company contracts to collect fees on behalf of the Zambian people which has rendered Parliament useless.

And in his ruling, Dr. Matibini said he was aware that there were one or two questions posed recently arising from the point of order and in order to deal with both questions, Mr. Chototela must issue a Ministerial statement in parliament before the house adjourns next week.


    • Mushota get information on tollgates before you start jumping up & down in blind support. Yes there is nothing wrong with tollgates, if you follow the world standard were the rule is to provide alternative road to a toll. Not in Zambia were you toll the only road. And call that development when you are exploiting the people.

    • Find out who owns these companies, or who awarded the contracts.

      You will find that at the very core of this rot, there is a minister involved.

      What is wrong with Africans and corruption?

      How much is enough money?

      Disgusting people.

    • There is outbreak of IDYOTS in Zambia. What’s so difficult to hire WOMEN to get money from motorist and take money to ZANACO.
      What’s so complicated to employee 50 WOMEN to collect money from car parks and take money to Lusaka City Council.
      Where is Inonge whom we thought she can see from above?

  1. If this is true,why outsource the management of tollgates when NRFA under Minidtry of Finance is charged with such responsibility?It’s mind boggling.

  2. This is what Lungu was discussing with his fellow crooks when he disappeared last week, working holiday my foot, another corruption scandal on the horizon with this thieving lot, these guys are robbing the country with impunity.

  3. Now this is what I call proper checks and balances on the government by the opposition. Keep it up Jack Mwiimbu. What the government should bear in mind is that every activity or project undertaken by it should be aimed at benefiting the Zambian people, especially the poor.

  4. Problem with parastatals is corruption and lack of accountability.
    Private firms do better.
    Only issue is that we need a local firm to do it.
    Unfortunately, any Zambian firm who can be awarded the tender will be called corrupt by the dead people from dundumwezi.

    • The government builds and foots the whole bill…then a Lebanese ‘private’ whatever comes to collect the takings on behalf of the Zambian gvt!!!!! Just whose logic is this Dr Msiska!!!!! You could have gotten the Lebanese to build…….not ufimulecita daily nayo. We are fatigued

  5. We have an obligation as Zambians to say no to corruption, but wait a minute these people in government have no idea what the word corruption is, these mafia with diplomas, these devils, these people without morals, the vampires of government, these hustlers.

  6. Every thing is corruptly given to fornigers ,

    We will never forget how lungu corruptly gave the RATSA deal to the Lebanese to partner with the Austrian firm , cutting out any chance of Zambians learning to manage our traffic system….

  7. Just to say how dull we are as Zambians. Really what is so difficulty in collecting cash from motorists? Does it need a foreign company to do it on behalf of GRZ? Really how dull some creatures can be.

  8. First they will deny then they will come with another story telling us it’s not the actual toll gates that we have given them but just the money collected from there. The toll gates still remain the property of the zambian government.

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