By Stella Madzivanyika
The Minister of Transport Felix Mhona on Sunday said all tollgates within communities are going to be relocated.
According to Minister Mhona, the program targeting all tollgates within communities such as inter alia, Skyline, Seke amongst others.
“The program set to relocate all tollgates within communities which includes Inter alia, Skyline, Seke and others. Tollgates within communities causing easy flow of transport as a positive effect,” said Minister Mhona.
Several people who spoke to this publication were from communities that surrounds the Mutoko road tollgate including vendors trading around the area said they are not aware of the actual causes of the local tollgate relocation.
“l am aware that government under the ministry of transport is going to relocate this tollgate to place it in Bhora area. l am not aware of the actual reasons of the relocation, but the project is in process, because the ground is already cleared in Bhora area set for a new tollgate construction. I am not sure about the actual dates of relocation but it is in process,” said Tapiwa vending at Mutoko road tollgate.
“The program is totally going to destroy our business as vendors at this tollgate. As for me l have many years selling oranges and apple fruits here. That is where l raise money for the living for my three school children as a single mother. Relocation program set for Bhora area which is very far away from here meansd I need bus fare to and fro on a daily basis,” said Mai Kuku a vendor at Mtoko road tollgate.
“The relocation of this local tollgate is going to disappointing us as car owners in this area. At this Mutoko road tollgate we are paying tollgate taxis on a monthly basis not daily which is our benefit as local people. This means after the relocation program we are no longer beneficiaries of this program, because Bhora is not our area,” said Mukanya.