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Government abandons plans to set up Obert Mpofu's urban tollgates

22 November 2015 | 1368 Views
THE Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development has abandoned plans to set up urban tollgates but will now prioritise the dualisation of the Beitbridge-Chirundu and Beitbridge-Victoria Falls...
by Munyaradzi Musiiwa

Asiagate players to be compensated?

10 November 2015 | 3449 Views
THE labour union that represents the interests of footballers worldwide, FifPro, has called on Zifa to compensate players that were banned in the aftermath of the Asiagate scandal for loss of income....
by Lovemore Zigara

Government approves 10 more tollgates

25 October 2015 | 2005 Views
GOVERNMENT has approved the construction of 10 more tollgates in major highways as it moves to mobilise funds for roads maintenance and upgrading.This development is highlighted in a Governmen...
by Staff reporter

Tollgate reprieve for motorists

24 October 2015 | 2170 Views
Motorists living within a 10-kilometre radius of a toll gate will now pay a monthly toll fee of $10, government has said. This comes as a reprieve to the motorists who have been paying the mandato...
by Staff reporter

Cabinet still to approve urban tollgates

09 October 2015 | 2326 Views
Cabinet is still to deliberate and approve the planned installation of urban tollgates mooted by the Transport ministry, new minister Jorum Gumbo said yesterday. Gumbo said this on the sid...
by Staff reporter

New tollgates for major highways

24 August 2015 | 3837 Views
Over the coming weeks, 10 new tollgates will be erected on the country's major highways as Government moves in to augment funds for road infrastructure maintenance. Statutory Instrument 39...
by Staff reporter

Govt wont backtrack on urban-tollgates - Min Mpofu

04 August 2015 | 3225 Views
Transport and Infrastructural Development minister Obert Mpofu has said government will not backtrack on its planned urban tolling project despite protests by motorists.Speaking at the 2015 Na...
by Staff Reporter

Tsholotsho calls for toll gates

01 July 2015 | 5194 Views
Villagers in Tsholotsho are calling for communal tolling to help surface rural feeder roads, ZBC News reported.The state of rural feeder roads remains a major impediment to development due to ...
by Staff Reporter

Zifa blew $500k on Asiagate scandal investigations

23 June 2015 | 5265 Views
The debt-ridden Zimbabwe Football Association blew half a million dollars in investigating the alleged Asiagate scandal.ZIFA has a $6 million debt that includes $600 000 owed to former employe...
by Sports reporter

Who wants Obert Mpofu's urban toll gates?

21 June 2015 | 3909 Views
The notion of introducing urban toll gates has greatly divided opinion among all the stakeholders involved.Government is saying yes, the motorists are saying no, public transport operators are...
by Staff writer

Tollgate planned for Airport road

21 June 2015 | 3716 Views
Government has begun identifying roads for urban tollgates, and the first targets are Harare's Samora Machel Avenue and Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo/Airport Road.Though the exact location of the tollg...
by Staff reporter

Fatal car accident just 2km from Esigodini toll gate

14 June 2015 | 7947 Views
7:52pm, Jun 13 - ‪+263 7* *** ****‬: Fatal car accident just 2kilometres from esigodini toll gate today (Saturday)....
by Concerned Citizen

Govt to introduce 30 more tollgates by year end

19 May 2015 | 3498 Views
Transport Minister Obert Mpofu says Government would have opened 30 new tollgates by year end while it has also applied for a $25 million facility from CBZ and IDBZ to resuscitate the road mainten...
by Staff reporter

Toll gates collections treble

27 April 2015 | 3577 Views
ZINARA'S revenue collections from toll gates have tripled since the computerisation of its system, board chairperson, Albert Mugabe has said. He made the remarks during the tour of Zinara's Co...
by Lloyd Gumbo

Chiefs exempted from paying toll-gate fees

15 April 2015 | 1720 Views
Government has acceded to a request by the country's chiefs to be exempted from paying toll-gate fees, President of the Chiefs Council Chief Fortune Charumbira has said. Chief Charumbira said ...
by Lovemore Mataire

Motorists fume over tollgates

16 March 2015 | 2148 Views
MOTORISTS have blasted Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Obert Mpofu for his ministry's decision to construct more tollgates on the country's highways saying they were already paying ...
by Yoliswa Dube

Obert Mpofu constructing 30 more tollgates

12 March 2015 | 1956 Views
Government is constructing 30 more tollgates on the country's highways this year as it seeks to widen its revenue base and improve the country's road network, a Cabinet minister said yesterday. ...
by Staff reporter

Moyo attacks Bill Gates' critique

10 March 2015 | 3700 Views
American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor Bill Gates is not a fan of Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo. Responding to a question about Moyo's book Dead Aid, w...
by Staff reporter

'Zinara will no longer handle tollgates funds'

13 February 2015 | 4467 Views
THE Zimbabwe National Roads Administration will no longer handle funds collected from tollgates because it did not put the money to good use and, in some instances, failed to account for it, a Cabi...
by Alec Mubani

Asiagate, Tarumbwa haunt Maphepha

26 January 2015 | 4328 Views
HIGHLANDERS members resolved that former chairman Ernest "Maphepha" Sibanda should not contest any position in the club's executive committee as his image would tarnish the Bulawayo giants after he wa...
by Staff reporter

Residents resist city tollgates

21 January 2015 | 2888 Views
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....
by Staff reporter

Bulawayo City Council to introduce tollgates

16 January 2015 | 3216 Views
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.Speaking at ...
by Staff reporter

$1,3 billion Hre - Beitbridge highway dualiasation project to start

07 January 2015 | 3852 Views
THE dualisation of the $1,3 billion Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu highway is expected to start before the end of the first quarter of this year after government took over the project.Transport a...
by Staff reporter

10 more tollgates set for April

07 January 2015 | 2721 Views
GOVERNMENT has announced plans to set up 32 additional tollgates across the country with 10 set to be operational in the next six months as it seeks to widen its revenue base.The move was lik...
by Staff reporter

Cop gatecrashes party, beats 2 women

12 December 2014 | 4208 Views
A POLICE officer based at Luveve police station in Bulawayo allegedly assaulted and fond1ed two women at a kitchen party where he popped up uninvited.Authur Ngwenya allegedly gatecrashed a...
by Plaxcedes Hove

Tollgates for rural roads?

27 November 2014 | 2560 Views
THE cash-strapped Zimbabwe government will in the near future introduce more tollgates on the country's roads despite the resistance from the motoring public. The new tollgates will also target rural...
by Staff reporter

Zinara eyes 9 toll plazas by year end

12 November 2014 | 4429 Views
The Zimbabwe National Road Administration targets to complete the construction of nine toll plazas along the Plumtree -Mutare highway by year end. Acting chief executive Engineer Moses Ju...
by Staff reporter

Illegal 'toll gate' in Harare

09 October 2014 | 4334 Views
In a typical case of jumping from a frying pan to a boiling pot, commuter bus crews and motorists who are evading police roadblocks along Chiremba Road in Harare are driving straight into an unofficia...
by Staff reporter

Govt lights up tollgate to scare wild animals

25 September 2014 | 2616 Views
Government has provided lighting equipment to scare away wild animals at the toll gate after Hwange towards Victoria Falls.Transport and Infrastructural Development deputy minister Petronella ...
by Staff Reporter

Tollgate fees not enough, says Zinara

23 September 2014 | 1872 Views
Money being collected from tollgates is inadequate to rehabilitate the country's roads, the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) said yesterday. Zinara officials said this when they...
by Farirai Machivenyika

Govt to establish 30 more tollgates

18 September 2014 | 3124 Views
Government plans to establish 30 more tollgates, bringing the number to to raise more money to develop infrastructure, Herald reported.About $3 million is raised monthly from tollgates and...
by Staff Reporter

Two more toll gates open

01 September 2014 | 6057 Views
Government has operationalised two toll plazas which were constructed as part of the ongoing US$206 million Plumtree-Bulawayo-Harare-Mutare road rehabilitation project.The Ministry of Transpor...
by Staff Reporter

Limpopo Bridge toll fees increased

30 August 2014 | 3542 Views
Motorists travelling to South Africa will now have to fork out more after government gazetted new toll fees for the New Limpopo Bridge.According to a notice in the latest Government Gazett...
by Staff reporter

Colgate Total in trouble over cancer links

22 August 2014 | 4084 Views
Colgate Total, has come under scrutiny for containing a chemical with links to cancer.Triclosan, one of the active ingredients in Colgate Total, has been under contention for over a decade, wi...

Govt dips into tollgate fees to pay civil servants salaries

14 August 2014 | 4108 Views
GOVERNMENT, which controversially hiked tollgate fees by 100 percent less than a month ago, has been diverting funds earmarked for road development towards payment of civil servants salaries, the Fina...
by Staff Reporter

Lions terrorise Zinara officials at tollgate

03 August 2014 | 5336 Views
Zimbabwe National Roads Administration officials manning a tollgate in Hwange are living in fear of a pride of lions that is roaming the area.The lions, believed to have strayed from Hwange Na...
by Staff reporter

MPs exempted from tollgate fees

30 July 2014 | 2632 Views
Legislators have been exempted from paying tollgate fees.This follows a request tabled by parliamentarians seeking an exemption ostensibly because they would be performing parliamentary duties...
by Staff reporter

Salarygate audits plan at an advanced stage

19 July 2014 | 2101 Views
Zimbabwe's Comptroller and Auditor General's Office is in the final stages of consultations to commence a series of special audits into the salaries scam that rocked the country at the beginning of th...
by Staff reporter

Obert Mpofu speaks on new tollgate fees

19 July 2014 | 2357 Views
TRANSPORT minister Obert Mpofu on Friday said the recent 100% increase in tollgate fees is aimed at improving the country's road network and infrastructure.Speaking to Southern Eye on the side...
by Staff Reporter

Zim motorists devise strategies to evade new toll fees

17 July 2014 | 5389 Views
The recent toll hike by government has seen motorists devising new strategies to evade paying at the tollgates.Many motorists in the city and surrounding areas are risking their cars by using ...
by Staff reporter

Court throw out toll fees challenge

15 July 2014 | 50 Views
The High Court yesterday threw out a toll fees challenge by a group of lawyers, paving way for the Zimbabwe National Road Administration to continue implementing the Statutory Instrument that effe...
by Staff reporter

'No bus-fare hikes'

14 July 2014 | 1861 Views
Public transport operators have moved to dispel reports that a steep increase in bus fares is imminent.The Coaches and Bus Operators Association (CBOA) on Sunday came out in support of governm...
by Staff reporter

Toll gate fees hike, High court judgement postponed

11 July 2014 | 2259 Views
The High court on Friday postponed judgement in the matter where Zimbabwe lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) are challenging the 100 percent hike of tollgate fees, announced by the government this week....
by Tichaona Sibanda

'Going to court won't stop toll hike,' says Zinara

11 July 2014 | 291 Views
THE Zimbabwe National Roads Administration will go ahead with charging the new toll fees announced last week which effected an increase of 100 percent in some cases, despite the application filed at ...
by Daniel Nemukuyu

Toll-gate fees to transform road networks

09 July 2014 | 2779 Views
The recent 100% increase in toll-fees by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development has spurred controversy among key stakeholders in the transport sector. Nonetheless, it is prude...
by Suitable Kajau

Doubling Toll gate fees is a vicious circle that will hurt the poor without changing anything

05 July 2014 | 72 Views
Since the rigged 2013 elections the national economy has taken a nose dive leaving the regime struggling to pay civil servant wages much less anything else. The regime has resorted to all kinds o...
by Wilbert Mukori, Secretary General Zimbabwe Social Democrats

Beitbridge border toll fees slashed by 300%

30 June 2014 | 4199 Views
THE government has slashed toll fees charged on all types of vehicles using the New Limpopo Bridge linking Zimbabwe and South Africa by about 30 percent, bringing relief to transporters. Acco...
by Farai Kuvirimirwa

Tollgate fee fight looms, lawyers mulling legal challenge

29 June 2014 | 68 Views
HUMAN rights lawyers are mulling a legal challenge to proposals to hike tollgate fees by 50%.They say the government must first fully account for the money it has been collecting from the road...
by Staff reporter

Tollgate workers to flee

26 June 2014 | 5136 Views
ZINARA officers stationed at a tollgate between Hwange and Victoria Falls close the facility every night fearing attacks by wild animals, including elephants and predators that roam the area.T...
by Leonard Ncube

Zinara targets 14 additional tollgates

23 June 2014 | 2832 Views
Government will this year commission 14 additional tollgates on highways across the country under a broad fund raising initiative for road upgrades and construction. A senior official in t...
by Staff reporter

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