Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-792  
NTB Type
8.7. Costly Road user charges /fees  
Complaint
Transporters are being charged a motor vehicle fee by Chililabombwe Municipal Council. There is no justification for such a fee since the transporters do not receive any services from the Council. The transporters are travelling on national roads, which are maintained by the government and not the Council. The transporters pay road user charges to the government to maintain the roads. According to NTB-000-480, this was addressed on the 7 September 2016, but this problem has emerged again since 20th October 2017.  
Progress update note
On 25th January 2018, Zambia Focal Point Reported that the Ministry of Transport and Communications through the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) had corresponded with the Ministry of Local Government on the fees charged by several Municipal Councils. All levies collected by the council are guided by section 69 and 70 of the Local Government Act chapter 281 of the Laws of Zambia. Additional background information on where exactly in Chililabombwe the fees in question are charged will be helpful.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Zambia: Chililabombwe (Other)  
Reporting Country or Region
SADC  
Date of incident
2017-11-01  
Status
In process  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2017-11-14 08:27  
Modified
2018-02-08 23:10