Roads Administration Fund says it is to engage the private sector to introduce toll gates in Malawi, the first ever, in a bid to raise funds for dilapidated roads.
Masauko Ngwaluko, the spokesman for the Roads Administration Fund said the Fund will soon launch 20 toll gates through the Public Private Partnership arrangement after the government clearance and all relevant laws have been put in place.
“The government will determine which roads we will install the toll gates. The Privatisation Commission will identify the partner for us,” said Ngwaluko.
He said this year; the Fund has surpassed the K12.8b and managed to get K15.8b.
“We are helping community roads programme to the tune of K500m per year, said Ngwaluko in reference to the community road project through RIDP where the poor work on roads for money.
He also said the Fund helps the traffic police in safety programmes during Easter and Christmas and buys cameras and breathalysers for the traffic police.
Ngwaluko said the Fund needs at least K40 billion a year to be more effective but gets K23b a year through fuel levies and transit fees.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :