Harare City Council proposes new road fee for motorists
Harare City Council has proposed a new road fee to help it maintain roads because the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) was giving them inadequate allocations. Council was allocated $1,2 million for road maintenance this year when it costs between $850 000 and $1,2 million to construct one kilometre of tarred road.
This year Zinara allocated $1 262 854 to Harare City Council for road maintenance. Responding to the allocation recently, Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni, said:
It is a joke. What does Zinara do for a living? If Harare has got anything to do with road maintenance, we may have to introduce our own road fee. Good bye roads for now. We expect $40m to $70m per year and you would notice it working. We can’t be taking money for water treatment to fix roads.