ANDREW MUKOMA writes

WORKS at the yet to be named toll plaza on the Livingstone-Zimba Road have reached 90 per cent completion.

Road Development Agency (RDA) regional manager Emmanuel Kanguma said that major works remaining so far was the power supply from ZESCO to the facility and the installation of toll booths.

In an interview Mr Kanguma said that once that was done, the toll plaza would immediately become operational.

He said this during the tour of the facility by Southern Province Minister Edify Hamukale on Tuesday.

Mr Kangumu said that the total cost of the project which started in 2017 was estimated at K7.2 million and that so far, more K5 million has been spent on it.

He further said that toll plaza which had four lanes, two inner lanes for smaller vehicles and two outer lanes for bigger vehicles was a temporal facility.

And Livingstone Mayor Eugene Mapuwo who had accompanied the Dr Hamukale expressed happiness with the works done so far.

Mr Mapuwo said that once the toll plaza was operational, it would increase the revenue base for Zambia

“This is the way to go, we are trying to increase the revenue collection for government,” he said.

Meanwhile, once operations start, the toll plaza was expected to be collecting an estimated K 50, 000 per day from about of 200 and 100 small trucks that used the road.

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