By Patricia Male
UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema is concerned with what he describes as exorbitant and unrealistic toll fees placed on the use of the newly commissioned Kazungula Bridge linking Zambia to the southern continental corridor through Botswana.
The toll fees for the new Kazungula Bridge range from between k150 to k550 for small vehicles, k800 and k900 for medium vehicles and between K1, 450 and K2, 250 for big buses and trucks.
UPND Presidential Spokesperson, Anthony Bwalya notes that given the scale of the economic challenges Zambians continue to face, it is an act of both economic exploitation and sabotage for the government to continue punishing Zambians by paying such high toll fees.
Mr. Bwalya adds that with the kwacha continuously on an unpredictable downward spiral against the United States dollars, Zambian business people will have real challenges coping with the toll fees as their kwacha generating businesses continue to tumble.