National Council MPs want heavy truck tolls on national roads raised, with the proceeds going toward road maintenance.

They made a contribution to the debate on the Road Fund Administration Bill on Tuesday.

In support of the bill, Kabbe South Councilor John Likando is one of the MPs calling for increased charges.

Likando complained that heavy trucks loading and unloading goods at coastal harbors via the Trans-Kalahari and Trans-Zambezi highways were causing significant damage to local roads while paying lower fees.

Likando argues that other countries are charging exorbitant fees and wants such charges to be regulated.

He was supported by Rehoboth Urban West Councilor Harald Kambrude.

Khorixas Constituency Councilor Sebastian !Gobs want the fees collected from vehicles to be given to the local authority instead of RFA.

Meanwhile, Phillemon Ndjambula of the Olukonda Constituency is in support of toll gates.

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The Namibian
Jefta Tjihumino