By JOHN KOMBE
TOLL fees are used to promptly work on roads es- pecially those around and along toll plazas and govern- ment must therefore not wait for a calamity for it to act, Beacon of Sharing Centre has said.
In an interview, Beacon of Sharing Centre (BOSC) pres- ident, Oscar Kaleya, observed that Toll Fees being collected at the Chongwe toll plaza were not benefitting the motorists who were making their statu- tory contributions.
He made the observation after a social football club in Chongwe came forward to mend more than five potholes along the Great East road lead- ing to Chongwe over the week- end.
He said that toll fees were meant to maintain roads, but he wondered why the road between Kenneth Kaunda
International Airport and Chongwe town was in such a deplorable state.
Mr Kaleya said the govern- ment was not attaching impor- tance to the objectives of col- lecting the funds as most roads with toll plazas were not being maintained as promised.
He implored the govern- ment to show its citizens that it was responsible enough to honour its obligations.
According to Mr. Kaleya, the stretch has been experiencing accidents which could be at- tributed to the many potholes on the road.
Government, he said, must just be interested in revenue collection, but service provi- sion to the citizens.
And Chongwe Madalaz Football Club chairman, Abel Tonga disclosed that the club was prompted to mend the potholes because of the num- ber of accidents that are re- corded along the route.