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Welcome to ZINARA

The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) is a corporate body established in terms of the Roads Act [Chapter 13:18] . The body which was established in 2002 has prioritised the enhancement of good road network system throughout the country.

Its core business, in consultations with the Minister of Transport, Communication and Infrastructural Development is fixing road user charges and collect such charges or any other revenue of the road fund.

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Who we fund

 

Road Maintenance

Routine maintenance, Periodic maintance & Emergency roadworks.
 

Bridge Maintenance

Annual inspection and maintenance.
 

Weigh Bridge Maintenance

Weigh Bridge maintenance.

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Rural District Council (RDCs)

There are 60 RDCs in the country and these carry out maintenance work in all tertiary roads within their area of jurisdiction.

  • Beitbridge RDC
  • Bulilima RDC
  • Umzingwane RDC
  • Mangwe RDC
  • Matobo RDC
  • Gwanda
  • Insiza RDC
  • Bikita RDC
  • Chiredzi RDC
  • Chivi RDC
  • Gutu RDC
  • Masvingo RDC
  • Mwenezi RDC
  • Zaka RDC
  • Bindura RDC
  • Chaminuka RDC
  • Guruve RDC
  • Mazowe RDC
  • Mbire RDC
  • Muzarabani RDC
  • Pfura RDC
  • Rushinga RDC
  • Binga RDC
  • Hwange RDC
  • Kusile - Lupane RDC
  • Nkayi RDC
  • Tsholotsho RDC
  • Umguza RDC
  • Bubi RDC
  • Buhera RDC
  • Chimanimani RDC
  • Chipinge RDC
  • Makoni RDC
  • Mutare RDC
  • Mutasa RDC
  • Nyanga RDC
  • Chikomba
  • Goromonzi
  • Hwedza RDC
  • Manyame RDC
  • Marondera RDC
  • Mudzi RDC
  • Murewa RDC
  • Mutoko RDC
  • UMP Zvataida RDC
  • Chirumanzu RDC
  • Gokwe North RDC
  • Mberengwa RDC
  • Runde RDC
  • Tongogara
  • Zibagwe RDC
  • Gokwe South
  • Vungu RDC
  • Hurungwe RDC
  • Mhondoro - Ngezi RDC
  • Sanyati RDC
  • Zvimba RDC
  • Nyamimyami RDC
  • Makonde RDC
  • Chegutu

Eligibility to receive funds

Qualifying work relating to every Rural District Council receives funding from the road Fund Account as allocated in that financial year. Every RDC is eligible to receive funds from the ZINARA provided:

  • At the beginning of each financial year for which the funds are made available, it has a substantive Chief Executive Officer and an Executive officer (Finance), who have been appointed in accordance with the provisions of the 1988 RDC Act. If either of these posts is filled on an acting basis, the RDC may still be eligible, provided that the MLGNH, in consultation with the Provincial Administrator (PA) of the province concerned, considers that the incumbents are appropriately qualified and / or experienced.
  • It has technical staff specifically responsible for the planning and implementation of the road maintenance works (e.g. one or more road engineers or equivalent as approved by the ZINARA).
  • Its accounting system conforms to the standard of the RDC accounting system advocated by the MLGNH and prescribed in the RDC Accounting Handbook.
  • Its accounts are up-to date and have been audited according to the provisions of the RDC Act. RDCs will also be required to demonstrate that they have made specific budgetary and contractual provisions for carrying out such audits.
  • It has signed an annual Participation Agreement with ZINARA, in which it accepts the conditions under which funding is made available from the Road Fund Account as prescribed by ZINARA.

Urban Councils

There are 33 urban councils whose responsibility, within the area of their jurisdiction, is to construct, maintain and rehabilitate every road in accordance with road program approved by ZINARA.

  • Beitbridge Town Council
  • Gwanda Town Council
  • Plumtree Town Council
  • Bindura Municipality
  • Mvurwi Town Council
  • Chipinge Town Council
  • City of Mutare
  • Rusape Town Council
  • Chiredzi Town Council
  • City of Masvingo
  • Kadoma City Council
  • Kariba Town Counci
  • Karoi Town Council
  • Norton Town Council
  • Chegutu
  • Chirundu
  • Banket
  • Chinhoyi
  • City of Harare
  • Epworth Local Board
  • Chitungwiza Town Council
  • Ruwa Local Board
  • Marondera Town Council
  • City of Bulawayo
  • Lupane Urban Council
  • Hwange Local Board
  • Victoria Falls Town Council
  • Gokwe Town Council
  • City of Gweru
  • Kwekwe City Council
  • Redcliff Town council
  • Shurugwi Town Council
  • Zvishavane Town Council

Eligibility to receive funds

Qualifying work relating to every Urban Council receives funding from the Road Fund Account at as allocated in that financial year. Every Urban Councils is eligible to receive funds from ZINARA provided:

  • The council demonstrates a satisfactory staffing capacity for managing the preparation and implementation of the road maintenance programme. This should be in the form of a staffing plan, which could include reference to any technical assistance and training support provided under current projects.
  • The council demonstrates satisfactory organizational and staffing arrangements for maintaining its road network.
  • Its accounting system conforms to the standard of the Urban Councils accounting system advocated by the MLGNH and prescribed in the Urban Councils Accounting Handbook.
  • Its accounts are up to date and have been audited according to the provisions of the Urban Councils Act. Urban Councils will also be required to demonstrate that they have made specific budgetary and contractual provisions for carrying out such audits.
  • It has signed an annual Participation agreement with ZINARA in which it accepts the conditions under which funding is available from the Road Fund Account as prescribed by ZINARA.

Department of Roads (DOR)

The Department of Roads which is housed in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, constructs, maintains and rehabilitates all state roads or trunk roads. Qualifying works relating to the Department of Roads receives funding from the Road Fund Account as allocated in that financial year. The Department of Roads will be eligible to receive funds from ZINARA provided:

  • At the beginning of each financial year for which the funds are made available, it has a substantive Head Roads engineering and Head Finance. If either of these posts is filled on an acting basis, the DOR may still be eligible, provided that the ZINARA Board considers that the incumbents are appropriately qualified and or experienced.
  • It has technical staff specifically responsible for the planning and implementation of the road maintenance works.
  • Its accounts are up to date and have been audited. The DOR will also be required to demonstrate that it has made specific budgetary and contractual provisions for carrying out such audits.
  • It has signed an annual Participation Agreement with ZINARA, in which it accepts the conditions under which funding is made available from the Road Fund Account as prescribed by ZINARA.

District Development Fund (DDF)

The DDF is a department under the Office of the President and Cabinet responsible for the maintenance of all rural roads that fall under their jurisdiction.

Qualifying work relating to the District Development Fund receives funding from the Road Fund Account as allocated in that financial year. The District Development Fund will be eligible to receive funds from ZINARA provided:

  • At the beginning of each financial year for which the funds are made available, it has a substantive Head Roads Engineering and Head Finance. If either of these posts is filled on an acting basis, the DOR may still be eligible, provided that the ZINARA Board considers that the incumbents are appropriately qualified and or experienced.
  • It has technical staff specifically responsible for the planning and implementation of the road maintenance works.
  • Its accounts are up to date and have been audited. The DOR will also be required to demonstrate that it has made specific budgetary and contractual provisions for carrying out such audits.

It has signed an annual Participation Agreement with ZINARA, in which it accepts the conditions under which funding is made available from the Road Fund Account as prescribed by ZINARA

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