“Toll gate fee is illegal”- Parliament

Parliamentary committee on transport has described the published Toll gate fee by the Roads Fund Administration (RFA) as illegal.

The committee’s chairperson who is also member of Parliament for Karonga South, Uchizi Mkandawire reacted to the development on Friday after NRF disclosed that it will implement the toll gate fee on the 1st of September, 2021.

Uchizi Vunda Mkandawire MP

According to Mkandawire, the Constitution allows NRF to publish the fee after consultation with his committee.

However, he said that NRF failed to follow the protocol as it did not consult the parliamentary committee on the matter.

NRF officials are yet issue a comment on the matter.

The rates, according to published specifications range from 1 700 Kwacha for small cars and 20 000 Kwacha for abnormal truck vehicles.

Meanwhile, Human Rights Defenders Coalition has penned government to reverse its decision saying the fee is too much.

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Milcah Time Mathias
Milcah Time Mathias
3 months ago

20, 000 for trucks? Thats too much. How about the frequent road user? This is stupidity at its maximum degree. KAFUNENI KWINA KOBELA

3in1
3in1
3 months ago

The idea is good to regain our pride. We can’t be asking for external road maintenance support all the time. It is a step towards sustainability. However, what I found wanting is the accountability of the funds on other similar fees or levies. We have the fuel levy where the users are not even aware of how the funds are managed. Now, enter the toll gate fees-please show us how you are going to account for these funds before introducing them to the citizens. If there was a transparent process to keep the citizens aware of how such funds are… Read more »

Khuraynie
Khuraynie
3 months ago

a Malawi ngt chili chamba oho Zoona Toll gate kulipilitsa ??ndlma zomwe mwamangira ndi msonkho kale wa a Malawi ovutika 🥸 mukulowetsa zibwana zinthuzi ,munthu akumachita kusowa 1000 kut agule fuel 1L ndie akapezekenso akupereka pachani mukuti?!! Musandilakwitse🚮

Hawell
3 months ago

Let all vehicle owners protest against this by blocking the roads of malawi! This is nonsense for ordinary car owner it should be K200 for small vehicles and maximum K500 but those trucks which are ferrying millions of goods should pay that K20,000

Nixon Noordin Mzakwacha
Nixon Noordin Mzakwacha
3 months ago
Reply to  Hawell

Hawel
I second you…
Let vehicle owners protest and even demolish the so called TG.
Mbuchindere ukuku Chomene… aseeee !!
Let fertilizer be reduced and allow the citizens worse pay K1000 Min &max [email protected] so called Toll gate.

Tondoloshi
Tondoloshi
3 months ago

Misewu yake yamalawiyi mpaka Toll gate fee.. wishful thinking

Nixon Noordin Mzakwacha
Nixon Noordin Mzakwacha
3 months ago
Reply to  Tondoloshi

Wishful thinking at its best.
MCP Government..
Kikiki

Gar
Gar
3 months ago

Illegal indeed. Much more expensive than countries around us. How did they work out these fees. Instead getting your perceived rate of return you will be surprised how adverse it will become. Plus you are not thinking about the ordinary man who in some way shoulder the burden.

Wamasokosi
Wamasokosi
3 months ago

This is really unbelievable. Why does government ministries and agencies fail the most basic tanet and value of consultations with stakeholders. This is really concerning…

Galimoto bokosi
Galimoto bokosi
3 months ago

Agalu, mbava izi… it shud be even 200 for small cars…ndalama zamiseu takhala tupeleka muchokela liti? Miseu mwamanga ndiingati….tichoootchatu

Oliver
Oliver
3 months ago

Implementation of toll gate fees has to consider also the fuel levy.NRA has to remove the fuel levy otherwise we will be paying double

Mulopwana
Mulopwana
3 months ago
Reply to  Oliver

Good point

Antonio piriminta
Antonio piriminta
3 months ago

It is rather incomprehensible how these officials at NRF could not know the procedure. How can the whole bunch of technocrats not know this.

Big-headed or simple ignorance? I prefer stupid! And look at the charges themselves! So exorbitant!

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