The Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) is reviewing tollgate fees with the new fees expected to be announced very soon it seeks to keep the charges at par with the United States dollar.
Transport and Infrastructural Development minister Joel Biggie Matiza confirmed the development. He said:
The toll fees are being reviewed and I can say the process is currently underway. The new toll fees will be out soon after we complete the whole (reviewing) process.
ZINARA board chairperson Michael Madanha said the proposed rates were awaiting Finance ministry approval. Madanha said:
Definitely the toll fees are going to be reviewed up and anytime soon we will be having the new charges.
I am not privy as to what the new charges will be like as this lies with the Zinara executive.
In July last year, the government increased toll fees that saw light vehicles being required to pay $10 up from $2, mini-buses $15 up from $4, and conventional buses $20 up from $5. Heavy vehicles and haulage trucks paying $25 and $50, respectively.
Runaway inflation has rendered the charges worthless.