- Category: Broadcast News
- Published on Monday, 20 March 2017 14:16
Zimbabwe's local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere says government will forge ahead with plans to introduce urban toll gates, adding this was a "necessary evil" which will help restore Harare's battered road infrastructure.
The Zanu PF political commissar said government was convinced the introduction of toll fees along the country's major highways over the past few years has helped refurbish roads linking cities and towns, and said the same could be replicated within cities. The controversial idea of urban tolling was first raised three years ago but citizens have, however, rejected the plan fearing this could be yet another avenue by government to generate revenue for abuse by those in positions of influence. Through residents groups, citizens say government should first account for funds collected since the toll system was introduced a few years ago before extending it to urban areas.