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The National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) is exhibiting at the 2018 Central Province Investment Forum and Expo that is being held under the theme: “Accelerating Investment For Inclusive and Sustainable Development.”
The event will run from the 8th to the 13th of October,2018 at Mulungushi University Main Campus.
Come and visit our stand as we will be dealing with any queries you may have about our services.
... NRFA...A Sustainable Road Fund.
National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) Director/CEO Eng. Wallece Mumba will tonight feature on ZNBC's Sunday Interview TV programne at 20:00 hrs.User
3/09/2018 ................. Zambia heads regional arm of Road Fund Association
Zambia, through the National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) and it's Director/ Chief Executive Officer Eng. Wallece Mumba has been unanimously voted to lead the African Road Maintenance Fund Association Southern Africa Focal Group( ASAFG).
... Zambia was elected by 7 out of the 8 member countries at the just ended 2nd ASAFG meeting being held from the 26th August to the 31st of August, 2018 in Maseru, Lesotho.
In his acceptance speech , Eng. Mumba said the association stood beyond sharing best practices on road maintenance financing and resource mobilization but begins an era of implementation of critical innovative strategies that will help member countries move towards achieving not only sustainable road funds but maintain their relevance in the development agenda of the region and beyond.
“ As Zambia we are grateful for this opportunity to chair the Southern Africa Focal Group and look forward to learning from each other through not only meetings such as this platform but country exchange visits that will help us learn from each other first hand what each member country is doing and share that knowledge to better our institutions and road financing.”
He said emphasis must be placed on finding strategies of responding to the challenges road funds face such as widening funding gap and increasing needs on road maintenance and in some cases the lack of its prioritization.
Eng. Mumba noted that Africa also faces challenges of adverse climatic changes which require road funds to stay one step ahead in preserving the road asset in the light of its ravaging effects and further stressed the need for correspondence between increasing road user charges which include tolls and well maintained roads and assurance in value for money.
“It goes without saying that well developed and maintained road network systems are the arteries that drive socio and economic development in our countries and create a road linked Africa , that is the backbone to inter country trade. It is also very critical for us to realise that it is our roads that build the economy and not the economy that builds roads.”
ASAFAG is a regional extension of ARMFA, a 34 member continental body whose governance structure comprises Southern, Western, Eastern, and Central African Focal Groups that share a platform for best practices in Road Maintenance Funds Management in Africa. The Southern Africa Focal Group consists of member countries, Lesotho, Namibia, Comoros,Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zambia was voted Chairperson of the ASAFG replacing Madagascar while Mozambique took the vice Chairmanship of the ASAFG following a unanimous vote.
MILITARY TRUCK HITS TOLL GATE
A Zambia Army armoured Truck moving at a high speed and in the opposite direction of oncoming Traffic has crushed into one of the south lane booths at Kafulafuta Toll Gate today, causing severe and extensive damage. Preliminary reports indicate no injuries or fatalities. The Zambia Police Service is attending to the issue. We shall issue more details in due course.
ALPHONSIUS HAMACHILA ... MANAGER PUBLIC RELATIONS NATIONAL ROAD FUND AGENCY
27/08/18 Maseru, Lesotho
SOUTHERN AFRICAN ROAD FUNDS MEET TO DISCUSS EFFECTS Of CLIMATIC CONDITIONS ON ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE.
1.7 million Vehicles access Toll Gates
Toll Collectors at Manyumbi, Kafulafuta, Chongwe, Katuba, Mumbwa and Shimabala, demonstrated the Agency’s strategic results of Service Excellence and Operational Efficiency as they served over 1.7 million vehicles in the First Quarter of 2018. Over 300, 000 vehciles that accessed the six Toll Stations, enjoyed the Local User and Frequent User Discounts, respectively, while 1.4 million were non discount traffic. Local User Discounts are ...for road users who reside within a ten kilometer radius of a Toll Station. Upon application, these had their small vehicles pay K2 for single access, or K50 for the whole month, while light vehicles with 2 – 3 axles paid K15 for single access or K450 for the whole month. On the other hand Frequent Users are those motorists who accessed the respective Toll Stations for ten consecutive times in 30 days and qualified for frequent user discounts of between K5 and K10 for closed period of another thirty (30) days.
During the first Quarter of 2018, Shimabala recorded the highest traffic volumes at 455,000 followed by Katuba at 426,000 while Chongwe was at 280,000 Manyumbi stood at 272,000 and Kafulafuta at 235,000 and Mumbwa had the lowest traffic volumes at 67,000.
Simplified Toll Stations were opened at Chembe, at the Border between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kalense between Kasama and Mbala, Kateshi between Kasama and Luwingu and Kakonde between Mbala and Nakonde.
Toll Plazas placed under microscope!!
A critical element of Road Tolling is ensuring that trust and confidence in our internal systems and controls is inspired in our stakeholders. As an Agency whose Core Values rest on Accountability and Transparency, the NRFA is committed to safeguard and protect the interests of its stakeholders by ensuring the integrity of the toll collection systems and that tolls are accounted for, hence the initiation of a Control Centre at our Head Q...
Zambia a learning hub for Road Tolling.
Finance Minister Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe says her ministry was constantly working to improve the state of the roads by providing sustainable financial resources given that roads were critical to all Zambians as they linked children to schools, farmers to markets, transporters to new destinations and investors to economic routes, opening up the country to vast investment opportunities. Speaking when a delegation from the Lesotho Road ...Fund (LRF) paid a courtesy call on her, Hon. Mwanakatwe said demand for infrastructure was constantly growing. “The money is not enough, the investment is never enough, the demand is growing because our citizenry are demanding roads from us.” Hon. Mwanakatwe said Zambia had prioritised road infrastructure development through projects such as Link Zambia 8000 to transform the country from being a landlocked country, to a land linked one and open it up to trade and commerce. And the Lesotho delegation said other African countries needed to replicate Zambia’s successful implementation of the road tolling programme. Lesotho Road Fund Board Chairman Thato Mohasoa said Zambia was becoming a role model in the implementation of domestic mobilisation of resources for sustainable road maintenance.
“Many countries, including Lesotho are overburdened by expenditure on capital projects especially roads’ infrastructure hence the need to learn from Zambia on how it is mobilising resources locally to sustainably finance the road network,” he said. He noted, however, that although people did not want a poor road network, they did not understand that they had to be part of home grown initiatives such as road tolling that provided for the establishment of a good road network. “People don’t want potholes but they don’t understand that filling a pothole is money and that money ought to come from them”, he said. The Lesotho Road Fund delegation visited the National Road Fund Agency to get on the ground knowledge and experiences on Zambia’s successful implementation of the Road Tolling programme. Malawi, Kenya and Lesotho are among the countries that have taken the opportunity to come and see how the programme was being implemented in Zambia as they planned on commencing Road Tolling with the aim of increasing their revenue base for road maintenance.
PHOTOS: 1.Kenyan delegation pose for a photograph at the Katuba Toll Plaza 2.The Lesotho delegation pays a courtesy call on Hon. Mwanakatwe (centre) at her office in Lusaka. 3.Lesotho Road Fund Board Chairperson Thato Mohasoa receives a token of appreciation from his NRFA counterpart Ms. Christabel Michel-Banda atteh NRFA offices
The National Road Fund Agency is exhibiting at the 2018 International Trade Fair in Ndola under the them: “Private Sector Key to Industrialisation”.
Come through to our stand, our team will be on hand to attend to you.User
NRFA hosts Regional Road Funds Indaba
Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe has called on Road Funds in Southern Africa to think outside the box and explore innovative financing Solutions for road infrastructure development.
In a speech read on her behalf by Secretary to the Treasury Dr. Fredson Yamba, at the official opening of the just ended African Road Maintenance Funds Association Southern Africa Focal Group (ASAFAG) workshop hosted by the National Road Fund Agency ...(NRFA) Hon. Mwanakatwe stated that road funds were entrusted with a huge resource envelope which was not enough to bridge the widening gap for road maintenance.
She said the primary focus for Zambia, like most of Africa, had been improving and maintaining existing major international trade corridors, while tapping into home grown solutions for innovative financing of road infrastructure development.
She noted that the ASAFG workshop was a reflection of the unity of purpose and a realisation that roads were very important in the social and economical integration of the region and the wider African continent.
The Finance Minister said Zambia had used the platform to embark on the Road Tolling Programme with established internal systems and controls giving stakeholders the trust and confidence that tolls were properly accounted for and utilised for road maintenance, construction and rehabilitation as per clause 11 of the Tolls Act number 14 of 2011.
“ Road Tolling in Zambia is still in its infancy but from the time the programme commenced in 2013 todate, K2.2 billion or US$220 million has been raised from which we have financed major road projects including the ongoing construction of the Kazungula bridge at the border between Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Once completed the Kazungula bridge would facilitate regional trade, commerce and investment through improved efficiency or transit traffic and reduction on the prolonged period of time that local and international freight would have to spend on either side of the border.”
And NRFA Director/CEO Eng. Wallece Mumba urged the ASAFAG to be committed to the principles of the association and rally in support of all the deliberations which would result in an appropriate agenda for action for the respective Road Funds anchored on innovative financing for road infrastructure.
The workshop was being held under the theme “Innovative Financing of Road Infrastructure “ and ran from the 19th to the 22nd of June, 2018. It included technical meetings, presentation of country reports, and site visits to Katuba and Manyumbi Toll Stations.
ASAFAG is an arm of the main ARMFA, a 32 member continental body whose governance structure comprises Southern, Western, Eastern, and Central African Focal Groups.
ARMFA aims at providing a networking platform for member countries.
In 2013, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) recognised the National Road Fund Agency (NRFA)’s efforts and commitment towards the fight against corruption and presented the Agency with a commitment award. This commitment has continued to characterise the Agency’s open door activities through its Integrity Committee (IC) to fight corruption with its spheres of control. The NRFA IC has therefore, continued implementing various activities such as sensitization meetings to enga...ge its staff and to bring light to issues of corruption especially within areas of tolling where staff are handling money on a daily basis. During a recent Toll Collectors meeting held in Lusaka, NRFA (IC) Chairperson Mr. Crispin Chilikwela called for a united front in protecting public revenue and fighting corruption. “As Toll Collectors, you are the eyes and ears of the NRFA and play a critical role in ensuring that public revenue does not find itself in individual pockets and hindering development. As an Agency mandated by government to mobilise resources, it is each employee’s responsibility to safeguard the collection of tolls in order to ensure their maximum use in the maintenance of roads in the country.” The Agency will continually work with the ACC in scaling up efforts to sensitize employees and deter corruption activities at Toll Stations. And ACC Acting Corruption Prevention Officer Luwi Kandepu applauded the efforts by the NRFA to fight the corruption scourge. The NRFA through its IC has put in place several measures to prevent corruption activities such as the appointment of focal point persons at each toll stations and regular Anti- Corruption sensitization meetings for toll collectors.
NRFA REVIEWS ACT
In 2002, Parliament enacted the Road Fund Act No. 13 which established the National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) with three core functions of Resource Mobilisation, Fiduciary Management and Value for Money. The functions of the NRFA under the Act are to: i) administer and manage the National Road Fund (NRF);... ii) prepare and publish audited annual accounts of the NRF; iii) recommend to the Minister of Finance fuel levy and other road user charges and tariffs; iv) recommend to the Minister of Finance fuel levy and other road user charges and tariffs
v) allocate resources:
a. for the construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of roads based on a percentage of the annual work Plan of the RDA;
b. for road transport, traffic and safety management based on a percentage of the annual work Plan of the RTSA;
vi) in consultation with the RDA, recommend funding for development of new roads; and vii) undertake such other activities as are conducive or incidental to its functions. Over the past years, the Agency’s responsibilities have widened , having been appointed as a Lead Tolls Agent in 2015. This appointment, coupled with the need to enhance operational efficiencies and strengthen the mandate in achieving Value for Money, has necessitated a review of the Road Fund Act No. 13 of 2002. In view of this, the Agency undertook countrywide provincial consultative meetings to solicit public input in the review process. This was vital in guaranteeing the drafting of a legal document that would reflect the views and thoughts of the Zambian citizenry. Beyond undertaking desktop reviews and paying out contractors, the NRFA undertakes what is called technical audits on road construction works. These are aimed at ensuring Value for Money.
The National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) has an overall mandate of providing strategic financial oversight to the road sector and facilitate road infrastructure development in the country through Resource Mobilization, Fiducaury Management and ensuring Value for Money. It is therefore, in this regard that the NRFA working with other Road Sector Agencies such as the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and stakeholders like the Zambia Police Service undertake...s random compliance checks at toll stations, with the objective of not only determining compliance levels of toll payments among motorists according to the prescribed toll tariff structure but also ascertain some of the weaknesses that exist during the implementation of the road tolling programme at these stations. The random inspections are also meant to enhance operational efficiency, improve service delivery and instill the Agency’s Core Values of Transparency, Accountability and Integrity in the Agency’s daily operations with a strict adherence to zero tolerance to corruption . According to the Tolls Act No. 14 of 2011 subsection (1) A driver of a vehicle passing through a toll point shall, at the time of passing through the toll point, shall pay the toll in respect of that vehicle to the toll collector. (2) A person who contravenes subsection (1), commits an offence and is liable, upon conviction, to a fine not exceeding two hundred thousand penalty units or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years, or to both. Road construction is an expensive investment, which, requires billions of kwacha to be able to not only construct and rehabilitate but maintain roads. It is for this reason that tolling provides a sustainable means of acquiring funds towards meeting these needs and must be supported by all road users..
ZAMBIA’s ROAD TOLLING WINS MANY HEARTS
Road Tolling in Zambia has continued to win the hearts of other African countries that have expressed the desire to start road tolling. During the 16th African Road Maintenance Funds Association (ARMFA) Annual General Conference, the NRFA was used as a case study among Road Funds in Africa for breaking new grounds in securing funding for road development through its K2.1 billion loan agreement with NAPSA. Many countries expressed their ...desire to visit Zambia to pick on the ground knowledge and experience on how the Road Tolling Programme has been successfully rolled out in a short period of time. Malawi, Kenya and Lesotho being among some of the countries that have taken the opportunity to come and see how the programme is being implemented in Zambia as both countries plan on commencing Road Tolling with the aim of increasing their revenue base for road maintenance. Kenyan Roads Board (KRB) Executive Director Eng. Jacob Ruwa noted that road tolling was a viable and self-sustainable programme. “What we have seen is that the cost of construction of this project was recovered within less than one year, so the project has paid for itself, spending only about 20 percentage on operations.” And NRFA Director/CEO Eng. Wallece Mumba said engagement was critical to share ideas through upscale networking, noting that countries could only develop themselves through home grown solutions, to identify and implement innovative ideas to reach A Sustainable Road Fund because road infrastructure plays a critical role in the lives of people, being a channel to socio-economic activities.
Picture: Delegation of the Kenyan Roads Board (KRB) during a tour of the Kafulafuta Toll Plaza under construction.
Road Sector meets Academia
The government of Zambia has prioritized road infrastructure development, showing its commitment to improved and enhanced road network systems through projects such as the Link Zambia 8000, Pave Zambia 2000, CB 400, and Lusaka 400, among others. However, the road sector in the country has not been spared by challenges such as premature road failure, distressed fiscal space for road financing and high construction costs along with climate change ef...
PROVINCIAL PUBLIC STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGEMENT MEETINGS FOR THE REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL ROAD FUND ACT NO. 13 OF 2002
... The National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) is a body corporate and an Agency under the Ministry of Finance whose main mandate is to manage and administer the Road Fund.
The National Road Fund Agency is currently reviewing the National Road Fund Act No. 13 of 2002. Accordingly, the Agency has embarked on countrywide consultations with the general public on this review process. Members of the National Road Fund Act Review Committee will be holding consultative meetings and receive submissions from the public.
Therefore, members of the public are invited to make submissions to the Committee at the venues and dates indicated below.
Further, members of the public who are unable to make submissions during the above sittings are encouraged to make written submissions to the contact details given below by 16 March 2018
Copies of the National Road Fund Act are available at the Road Development Agency Regional Offices in the Provincial Centres and also on the NRFA website: www.nrfa.org.zm
For further clarifications, please contact:-
The Director/CEO National Road Fund Agency, P.O. Box 50695 LUSAKA
Telephone No: 211 255660/250823/255660 Fax: 211 253154 Email: email@example.com
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