Harare City Council proposes new road fee for motorists

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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.

More: Herald



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