Now Minister Chitotela accused of stealing toll gates fees

Chitotela must explain why more toll plazas collected half the amount (K530million only)

Zambians are accusing the National Road Fund Agency ( NRFA) and Minister of Infrastructure of perfecting the theft of toll fees being collected.

When the first two toll plazas were set up(Manyumbi and Kafulafuta) they collected K1.1billion in ten months.

It must be noted that the toll charge was K10.00

In 2017, Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Kaoma Chitotela has announced that only  a paltry K530million was generated from toll fees giving us a drop in revenue of K570million.

This is despite the addition in toll plazas Shimabala and Katuba toll Plazas.

The fees were also raised by 100% for small cars to K20.

The following questions beg answers;

1- What factors could have led to such a drastic reduction in revenue despite increasing the fees and collection spots
2- How is this Control 99 (centralization of revenue) helping us ascertaining the efficiency of government institutions and or agencies?
3- What will be the significance of increasing toll plazas by 40 more (as per the Minister’s statement) if the status quo tell us of a reduction in revenue when an increase in fees and collection points?

Our humble submission is that Chitotela and his revenue collection team have perfected the art of stealing. We think that double or parallel receipts are being issued, cash revenue is being underbanked and the team has found a loophole in perfecting plunder of this public resource!

Mr. Chitotela answer!

COMMENTS

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    Violet Banda 1 week

    Toll gates are a good idea if the money would be used for what it meant for..and I feel K20 is too much, they should have started at K10. Toll gates are everywhere in Zimbabwe, that’s where they got it from. The idea that COUNCILS should be collecting the toll gate money to use on their everyday operations is a no, no.They have been collecting levies for different displines, what have they done with it, nobody knows. They even failed to buy rubbish bins hence the dirty cities and subsequently cholera. Hands off toll gaye money COUNCILS

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    Real 1 week

    This is RUBBISH

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    Tolilo 1 week

    I hear the money ends at state house?

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    jones Lungu 1 week

    Umulandu taubola…..

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    Neymor 1 week

    The toll gates are too many and very expensive. Last year I drove myself from Jorbeg to Pretoria and I don’t remember paying a toll fee. Even nearest towns lusaka and chongwe there’s a toll gate and still same prices. Mini buses are paying 40 one way, small cars 20 and all the cost is being pushed to the passengers. People from chongwe shop in lusaka and some go to school in lusaka everyday. You can imagine the cost. Fi PF what wrong have done to you

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    samlindo 1 week

    YOU ARE TRAVELLING, REACH A TOLL GATE, CASHIER COLLECTS THE MONEY, SAYS THE POWER IS OFF SO YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR RESUMPTION OF POWER IN ORDER TO GET THE RECEIPT, SINCE YOU ARE IN A HURRY YOU SAY REMAIN AND PRINT THE RECEIPT BUT LET ME GO, OFF YOU GO CASHIER POCKETS THE CASH. this happens

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    Kiyeya 1 week

    Source of serious concern

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    FuManchu 1 week

    Good question for the parliamentary public accounts committee! Zambians must not be taken for a ride all the time and it does not need extra perception to note embezzlement of toll gate fees!