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ROAD TOLLING A SUCCESS, SAYS MUMBA

By KETRA KALUNGA 

THE road tolling programme has been successful not only at national but continental level, the National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) has said.

NRFA chief executive officer, Wallence Mumba, said that a lot of people from neighbouring countries had been coming to Zambia to learn how the country was managing the programme successfully.

Mr Mumba said officials from one of the neighbouring countries would soon be coming to Zambia to learn how the country was managing to account for the money collected without challenges.

“There are requests from a country I may not mention through ZACCI (Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry) that they would want to come and visit us to learn how we are managing the road tolling programm,” he said.

Mr Mumba was speaking in Kabwe during the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between NRFA, Road Development Agency and Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS).

And Mr Mumba extolled the ZCS for constructing and rehabilitating over 34 kilometres of roads in Central Province.

This was done under the Corporate Social Responsibility because works on roads without finances was practically impossible.

He was hopeful that with an MOU in place, the correctional service would be able to change the face of the province and supplement government efforts in delivary a good road network especially in rural areas.

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