New tollgate fees now in force
Harare (New Ziana) – The government on Friday gazetted new toll gate fees, giving legal effect to the new fees structure announced last week by Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube through the mid-term budget.
“In order to have legal effect, the approved fees, levies and charges should be published in the government gazette,” Ncube said then.
Under the new fee structure, light motor vehicles will now pay ZWL $10, minibuses ZWL$15, buses ZWL$20, heavy vehicles ZWL$25 and haulage trucks ZWL$50.
The last increase was in 2014 when the fees were set at $2 for light vehicles, $3 for mini buses, $4 for buses, $5 for heavy vehicles and $10 for haulage trucks.
“It is hereby notified that the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development in terms of section 6 of the Toll Roads Act (Chapter 13:13) has made the following regulations. The fourth schedule to the toll roads (regional trunk road network) regulations 2001, published in statutory instrument 39 of 2009 is repealed and substituted,” read part of the gazette.
The Zimbabwe government introduced toll gates in 2009 to raise funds for road infrastructure repair and maintenance.
It has since installed toll gates in all the country’s highways which are highly sophisticated tollgates that are computerized to minimize pilferage.
Toll fees are the second largest revenue generating source for the Zimbabwe National Road Authority (Zinara) after vehicle license fees.
There are 26 operational tollgates in Zimbabwe, nine of which are plaza models, which are highly sophisticated tollgates that are computerized to minimize pilferage.
In 2018, Zinara collected $41.3 million from toll fees, up from $37.4 million in 2017.