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Monday, September 13, 2010

Toll fees for Kariba Dam wall set

Herald Reporter

All vehicles using the Kariba Dam wall to gain entry into Zimbabwe or Zambia will now be required to pay toll fees for the use of the facility as the Zambezi River Authority seeks to raise funds for the maintenance of the site.

Heavy vehicles will pay US$20 while light vehicles would pay US$5 for the use of the bridge jointly owned by Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Energy and Power Develop-ment Minister Elton Mangoma, in a Statutory Instrument published in a Government Gazette published last Friday, annou-nced the new measures.

"Vehicles belonging to the Authority, governments of the Republics of Zimbabwe and Zambia and Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, Zesa Holdings (Private) Limited and Zesco Limited are exempted from paying fees when using the Kariba Dam wall," reads the notice.

The governments of the two neighbouring countries constructed Kariba Dam wall across the Zambezi River between the Zimbabwean and Zambian border posts and is managed by the Zambezi River Authority.

The money raised is expected to go a long way in maintaining the site and make the road user friendly.

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