RTSA Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Zindaba Soko
RTSA Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Zindaba Soko

The Road, Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) is in the process of implementing new fees on re-registration of motor vehicles.

To this effect, RTSA has called for consultative meetings with stakeholders and members of the general public to be held at the Government Complex in Lusaka and Civic Center in Kitwe and Livingstone.

This according to a notice issued by Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko dated March 2019.

RTSA intends to adjust rates related to road user fees, testing of motor vehicles for roadworthiness which will now be mechanised; and re-registration fees for all motor vehicles and trailers.

He said the meetings were being held in accordance with the Business Regulatory Act. No. 3 of 2014.

He said the Agency is required to recommend the user fees to the Ministry of Transport &Communications for approval before implementation.

RTSA is a statutory body established under the Road Traffic Act No. 11 of 2002 and mandated among other things, to implement Government policy on road transport, traffic management and road safety.

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42 COMMENTS

  1. This is not fair just how many things are you going to increase ? The government should come out and protect us. This is too much and each institution increases fees without considering the hardship people are going through? RTSA can’t just wake up today and increase fees. My question is what is the increase for and what has that got to do with us. I think let’s refuse such unreasonable increases, it’s time we stood together and stopped such unproductive increases.

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    • Way to go RATSA. There are just too many useless cars just polluting the environment. It’s also a good way to decongest the roads.

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    • @1.1

      Increasing won’t decongest the roads at all. It will only affect the bottom line of transporters in the country.

      The problem is caused by ease of buying illegal licenses and the high tax for new cars but not second hand cars.

      Think a little bit before you comment.

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    • This nothing to do with environment, the speed cameras are not minting enough, they already had budgeted how to steal, and are now looking for other ways to milk the public.

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    • Zindaba Soko, one day these same fees will soon affect you. But keep in mind that you will never be RTSA CEO forever, bwana. God is great..!

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    • Awe ba RATSA mwanyanya. I feel for the Zambian drivers.
      You already get too much naimwe. See, as you get digital, fees must reduce. There is no justification for this move whatsoever.
      Cut it out folks.

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    • The way I have come to understand that guy Mushimba, this will take effect, unfortunately.

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  2. Just one of the many new ways of milking us out of our little resources by this cash-strapped government.

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  3. They just increase user fees for nothing.. They just want money and not working.. Mansa RTSA what work do they do?printing of licence cards it has become a problem its a year now no cards.we are tired of moving with their module.

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  4. people are failing to pay road taxes because it’s expensive and you people you want to increase the road, and a lot of people are not working because of no jobs in Zambia and those who are working they get peanuts because of taxes. Government of Zambia help us please

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  5. every day something has to increase today fuel tomorrow ratsa is this how we are going live,let the government hear us out salaries are on the same rate no increase only deductions everyday,please hear the voice of people

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  6. They have just increased duty on what they call Luxury vehicles and now they want to again increase road tax which is already high? Enough is enough! This is the worst government when it comes to exploitation of its citizens.
    But I also blame HH for weakening the opposition by holding on too long! Succession planning is very important for progress to take place. If the opposition maintains their current crop of leaders, PF is going through in 2021 whether you like it or not! We just need a third movement to restore order and sanity pa zed! Twachula pafula!

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  7. Is RTSA now trying to squeeze the few who are managing to pay the fees in order to meet their targets?

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  8. The current CEO Mr Zindaba Soko has overstayed at RTSA and hence has run out of ideas therefore, he should be replaced immediately without further delay…With due respect to him, he’s a spent force.

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    • The late Sata once called me and said why don’t you support me and I said because I do not agree with your brand of politics or policies. But he said one thing I will always remember. He said, “the problem you have Simumba is that your generation is a very selfish generation of Zambians. I wanted to give you a job but ‘abanobe were the most against you’. This is the reality of Zambia today. We have a generation of back stabbing kleptocrats who at the snap of a finger will even betray the current President whom they shower with all sorts of praises and accolades but deep down in their hearts despise. We know them and come 2021 I and many progressive Zambians will ensure we get rid of them once and for all.

      They were the same people who destroyed RB and today they have gathered around…

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  9. PF don’t care , everything is for free for them on GRZ ….next time don’t dance dunnuna with Lungu.

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  10. Dont bring politics here iwe “Spaka”.If your UPND has no issues,just continue cleaning old people abroad!!!
    Back to the issue,RTSA should stop this nonsense.There is no point for them to increase these fees.
    Moreover,Zindaba Soko has overstayed as RTSA CEO,please president Edgar Lungu fire this man.He has corruptly bought 10 houses in NHA complex near Heroes Stadium.ACC should do something about this issue.Where did Mr Soko get the money to buy 10 houses from NHA?He wants to still from the poor Zambians,let this Soko thing hung!!!WE SHALL ALL OPPOSE THIS EVIL MOVE FROM RTSA!!
    For you Spaka,yes we support PF and we shall continue to do so because WE SIMPLY CANT VOTE FOR YOUR TRIBAL HH-PERIOD!!!

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    • Hehehehe

      Njimbu ….is it HHs fualt everything is increasing ??

      Njimbu just vote HH and all these increases will cease

      And njimbu tell 6.5 ile Kosa bolla ….

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  11. What is the capital input to affect increase these are the effects of unnecessary borrowing soon or later ? pump price increase were are we going ba ecl no vision

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    • Spaka can spare any opportunity no matter how irrelevant to bring in politics. This can be fought by all citizens without politicizing the issue. We have fought against increased property rates and we have won. Even this one we can win as long as we approach it as citizens not as Upnd wanting to use it for political gain. Thank you.

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  12. Don’t even try. We pay toll fees because we the roads but what have you got that we use? Zero. It’s just for the sake of job creation that you exist. Don’t even think about it.

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    • Bushe balya nabo ni option. Kuwayawayafye ba double h. Spaka atishani apo.
      Aleisa problem alapitilila.

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  13. Why they want to strangle Zambians? This one is not welcome. Even mechanical vehicle testing no good idea because of the condition of our roads which make maintenance of vehicle suspension systems too costly. Why Soko has overstayed in his position? Now he has run out of useful ideas and how he thinks he is in the Western world?

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  14. Very soon we are going to have Toll Gate at point of exit from any town. Enough is enough. In the next 1 year 6 months, we shall be hearing donuna forward. 2021 PF kuya bebele!

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