Toll gates will raise funds for roads

By Mabuchi Chunga

The Roads Fund Administration (RFA) says plans to construct Chingeni Toll Plaza are at an advanced stage.

Public Relations Officer for RFA, Masauko Mngwaluko said that at the moment they are in the process of procuring materials that will be used to construct the tollgate.

Mngwaluko said the toll gates will be beneficial to the country’s economy since they will contribute towards better road networks.

“Since the money collected from the booths will go to maintaining the roads transportation will become much simple which will the economy to gain from the revenue gained,” said Mngwaluko.

He further said this is a way of allowing people to take ownership of the roads since they are paying to use them.

Commenting on the topic a Chancellor College based economic expert Ben Kalua applauded the development saying it will ensure better roads in the country that will allow economic growth.

“The booths are more reliable than government interventions so this is the way to go from the Roads Fund Administration,” said Kalua.

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