Toll money 'to improve Zimbabwe's roads'
20 August 2009
Money from tollgates on Zimbabwe's roads will be used to improve the travel network, it has been reported.
Drivers in the country have now begun paying levies, with charges ranging from $1 (£0.60) for a car to $5 for a large lorry, explained the BBC.
However, the news provider noted some motorists were unaware of the changes being brought into place, which caused some delays and confusion.
When transport minister Nicholas Goche announced the move earlier this month, he said 90 per cent of the fees raised would be invested in infrastructure.
"There are many people who wanted us to repair the roads first, yes we should have done that but we do not have the money so we need the users of the road to pay so that we can use the money to repair the roads," he stated.
Earlier this week, prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai announced $1 billion had been secured to develop the country's main highway - the Harare-Beit-Bridge road.