National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) Director/Chief Executive Officer Eng. Wallece Mumba says the Road Tolling Maintenance Programme (RoToMaP) is critical in sustaining the National Road Tolling Programme as an innovation intended to facilitate the maintenance of roads in various towns where road tolling is being conducted.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Kitwe Town Clerk Mr. Bornwell Luanga, Eng. Mumba called for concerted efforts and a close working relationship between the NRFA and Local Authorities to share ideas and come up with innovations that will facilitate road infrastructure development in the country.
Eng. Mumba noted that it was important that the Agency and the local authorities partner closely in implementing RoToMaP and ensuring that money is used for maintenance so that the public see the impact of the National Road Tolling Programme.
“The most important thing is to ensure that money is used for maintenance. So it is important that there is constant flow information exchange between our two institutions,” he said.
And Mr. Luanga said his office was more than ready to work closely with NRFA to share ideas on how best to change the road infrastructure in the city.
RoToMap is enshrined under the NRFA and RDA maintenance strategy to support Local Authorities in carrying out pothole patching, road markings, signage and construction of speed humps with a total of K3.7 million Tolls revenue disbursed to respective Local Authorities last year.
Eng. Mumba is on a tour of duty of toll stations expected to start operations during the first quarter of 2019 such as Mpongwe and Enoch Kavindele Toll Stations.