National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) has disclosed that the Agency will soon migrate from using the simplified Toll Gates to Electronic Toll Gates.
NRFA Public Relations Manager Alphonsius Hamachila said the migration follows Finance Minister Felix Mutati’s advise to migrate from the simplified tolls gates.
Mr. Hamachila noted that the project is in progress and that the first phase will be launched soon.
He noted that currently, there are three types of toll station classes categorized as Class A, Class B and Class C which, are the simplified toll gates that carry the traffic volume of about 300-500 traffic volume and presently, 4 are operational.
Meanwhile, Mr. Hamachila also revealed that since road tolling was launched in 2013, the agency has collected about 1.9 billion kwacha and 667 million was realized in the year 2017.
Mr. Hamachila who stated that NRFA receives a lot of funds from government more than the agency makes from road tolling has also called on the public to stop making allegations that government is swindling the tolling funds.
He further stated that the money collected from road tolling is properly accounted for and that an audit process is conducted every quarter and end of the year.