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Zinara’s revenue collections from toll gates have tripled since the computerisation of its system, board chairperson, Mr Albert Mugabe has said. He made the remarks during the tour of Zinara’s Control Centre in Workington by members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on Monday.

Zanu-PF MP for Chegutu West, Mr Dexter Nduna chairs the committee.

Mr Mugabe said the computerisation of its system ensured transparency and accountability, as such they would present a report of funds that accrued to the roads authority and expenditures.

“For the first time, we will be releasing a report of how much has accrued to the road fund and how much has been disbursed,” he said.

“We now have a system very robust and which makes every transaction traceable. We are now able to court investors because we have the data which makes it easy for investors.”

He said the computerisation of its system plugged revenue leakages.

Zinara IT manager, Mr Gift Kanotangudza said computerisation of the licensing function and toll fees saw revenue collection increasing.

“Before computerisation, we used to collect $21 million per annum from licensing but after computerisation, we are collecting about $47 million annually.

“In tolling, we used to collect about $7, 6 million but after computerisation we are collecting about $23, 7 million,” said Mr Kanotangudza.

Mr Nduna said Zinara was at the nerve centre of the country’s economic development, as such there was need for the authority to aim for excellence in its service delivery.

“So we will interrogate Zinara so that all the other sectors of the economy can tick. If we don’t do that, we will have ourselves to blame.

“We want to develop the North to South corridor which is key to economic development. If we don’t spruce up our road network transporters will avoid coming through our borders which will see us lose out,” said Mr Nduna.

Mr Mugabe said there was serious need for the country to improve its systems at ports of entry to attract transporters even those in transit.

Source : The Herald