The Shimabala Toll Plaza
The Shimabala Toll Plaza

The National Road Fund Agency says K100 million has been collected from the Shimabala Toll Plaza in Kafue District since the facility became operational in 2017.

NRFA Public Relations Manager Alphonsius Hamachila disclosed this when he led a team of journalists to monitor the tolling process at the Shimabala Toll Plaza.

Mr. Hamachila however said countrywide, K2.8 Billion has been collected from all toll plazas including weigh bridges from 2013 to 2018.

Meanwhile, Mr. Hamachila said the public is free to monitor how the tolling is done and how the resources are channeled to the intended projects.

He said the National Road Fund Agency has opened up all the 25-toll gates to members of the public in order to demystify the notion that funds being collected are being misused.

Mr. Hamachila said members of the Public and interest groups will upon request be granted permission to visit a toll plaza of their choice to appreciate the operations.

He added that the move will also ensure transparency while building public confidence in the system.

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  1. OK…if indeed toll fees are not misused and are safely kept for the intended purposes for which they were built,fair enough.

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    • Sharp. Hamachila is being economical with the truth. He is lieing period!! Can we for once stop telling people lies! If that single Toll Plaza has recked in 100million, why are the small scale contractors who cut grass in these still not paid?

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    • Toll gates collected in kafue should be used to develop roads in kafue, not sent to Lusaka where the money “disappears”.

      Similarly money generated in solwezi should develop solwezi, not Muchinga.

      Decentralization is the only way forward otherwise only Lusaka will be developed & attract urban migration.

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  2. We already know that you collect a lot of money. Just give us a breakdown of where it goes after collection.

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  3. I would like to visit the Manyumbi and Kafulafuta plazas, what they say is that a Freightliner that is supposed to pay K150, pays K50 but is issued a K20 receipt and the toll collector keeps K30 while the driver saves K100. Except for UPND propaganda, most rumours in Zambia are true

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  4. Not a single cent will be pumped back in the district …all going to back debt and minister’s lifestyle

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  5. These thugs have really milked us dry…very soon they will start sex tax…its like they are just after our little income..

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