toll gate ed.jpgGovernment is losing thousands of dollars in potential revenue as a number of toll gates are still lying idle months after completion of construction.

On the 8th of August 2009, the government introduced toll gates, a move which was  aimed at collecting revenue from vehicles and channeling the money towards the construction and repair of the country’s roads, which were in a bad shape.

Government constructed permanent structures some of which are currently lying idle due to disputes between the ZINARA and local authorities on the location of the toll gates.

Some of the structures, which are lying idle, include the Ruwa, Chitungwiza and Imbizo gates.

Efforts to get a comment from the Director of Roads, Engineer Nelson Kudenga of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Infrastructure Development were fruitless as he was said to be locked up in meetings.