Urban tollgates unrealistic

 

EDITOR — The residents are right in rejecting the introduction of urban tollgates that were proposed last week by the Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere.

The suggestion by Kasukuwere that councils should install tollgates to collect revenue is just unrealistic and unfair to the already over burdened motorists who are just trying to keep their vehicles on the road.

The minister should bear in mind  that these are the same people who are already paying taxes to the government, paying tollgates on major roads and also paying motor insurance and other costs to keep their vehicles on the road.

Already, many motorists are leaving their vehicles at home just because they can no longer afford to drive to work and have resorted to using public transport.

The minister should find other ways of raising money instead of targeting motorists.

If the government and councils are facing financial constraints where do they think individuals will get the money?

Shocked

Comments (5)

yOU wasted money buying cheaper second hand cars now you cry foul. Mota inodhura. Problem dzungu dzenyu dzekunzi mavenemota. TumaexJap twawandisa mutown umu. Pay up!!!

23F - 5 January 2017

23F should realise that purchasing a vehicle is not a crime.if anything,a car is a necessity.Japanese cars awandisa becaz no one can afford dzemuno dzacho,that is if kana pachine company ichiri kugadzira.Kuita mota haisi mhosva uye hazvirevi kuti wava source yemari

major zib - 5 January 2017

THERE IS ANOTHER FORM OF URBAN TOLL GATES IN THE FORM OF POLICE ROAD BLOCKS. ASK THE KOMBI GUYS IN BULAWAYO WHO PAY A CERTAIN FIGURE TO THE POLICE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF THE DAY. IROADBLOCK YEKUPI YEKUTI KOMBI IKAMISWA KUNOBURUKA CONDUCTOR ONOITA SHAKE HANDS NEMUPURISA OTODZOKA JOURNEY YOCONTINYA?

FED UP - 6 January 2017

TRUE......they think money grows on trees. Just ask the police e.g. the robots at Gaul/Samora are out of order. 500m away the police have interest in "filling their pockets" while traffic mayhem reigns. WHat is the job of the police??????

joe soap - 10 January 2017

23F you are a poor misguided soul, did you even stop to think what you are writing in relation to the story?

Den - 11 January 2017

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