Calls to relocate the Chitungwiza – Dema tollgate grow louder

The Chitungwiza and Manyame Rural Residents Association (CAMERA) urges the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) to speedily facilitate the relocation of the tollgate that is situated in Chanakira village between Chitungwiza and Dema growth point. The tollgate is located within a 10 kilometre radius from Chitungwiza making it very difficult for residents who commute from Dema growth point in Manyame/Seke rural on a daily basis to and from Chitungwiza or to Harare.

Engagements between residents and other related stakeholders including ZINARA and traditional leaders have indicated that the tollgate should have been moved to an area near Mabhauwa shopping centre so as not to inconvenience the commuting public mostly from Dema growth point and surrounding areas. ZINARA has kept on promising to relocate this tollgate yet it continues to siphon commuters of their hard-earned cash in this failing economy where most of the people are leaving from hand to mouth.

According to reports from most commuters who are forced to pass through this improperly located tollgate on a daily basis, during peak periods the tollgate usually experiences huge traffic volumes thereby delaying motorists. This causes an unnecessary traffic congestion which could have been managed if the tollgate was properly located at a strategic place.

CAMERA calls on ZINARA to be considerate and urgently relocate this tollgate to its designated site. CAMERA reiterates its calls for a guaranteed convenience of commuters as they travel to and from Chitungwiza or Harare for their economic activities.

Source: Chitungwiza and Manyame Rural Residents Association (CAMERA)

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