The Road Development Agency (RDA) recently announced that it has raised over K100 million from toll fees at various weighbridges since January. Last year RDA raised K296 million from toll fees comfortably exceeding its target of K250 million. The target this year is K360 million which RDA should be able to meet assuming the quoted figures only cover the first quarter or exclude border entry points.
We are still early days in the road tolling programme. One expects it will generate significant revenue going forward. The programme was launched by the PF government in November 2013 in order to provide much needed revenues for road maintenance. The MMD government had laid down the groundwork with the Tolls Act (2011) after mulling over the idea for three years.