BULAWAYO Progressive Residents’ Association (Bpra) has vowed to mobilise residents in resisting the erection of tollgates within the city, a development that city fathers seem to have endorsed.
BULAWAYO City Council is eager to have tollgates erected within the city as this will help raise funds to maintain the dilapidated road network, a Cabinet minister said yesterday.
THE HIGH COURT last week gave the government the nod to increase toll fees by 100% after some sections of society challenged the manner Transport minister Obert Mpofu went about the review.
TRANSPORT minister Obert Mpofu yesterday said the recent 100% increase in tollgate fees is aimed at improving the country’s road network and infrastructure.
THE decision by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) to drag Transport and Infrastructural Development minister Obert Mpofu to court over the recent tollgate fees increase is a timely intervention.
MOTORISTS have described the government’s decision to hike tollgate fees by 100% as burdensome to poverty stricken commuters who rely on public transport on a daily basis.
THE TRANSPORT and Infrastructure Development ministry has expressed concern over unregistered vehicles donated by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to various institutions and individuals saying they were a nuisance at tollgates.
THE government is working with local authorities in setting up the proposed urban tollgates and consultations are still underway, Transport and Infrastructural Development minister Obert Mpofu said yesterday.