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January - December 2012 allocations
Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA)
March 11, 2012

ZINARA (Zimbabwe National Road Administration) is a body corporate established in terms of the Roads Act (Chapter 13:18). It was established in 2002 and its core business, in consultation with the minister of Transport, Communication and Infrastructural Development, is fixing road user charges and collecting such charges or any other revenue of the Road Fund. Zinara is also responsible for the allocation and disbursements to Road Authorities of funds from the Road Fund in accordance with rules prescribed by the Road Administration.

Zinara is empowered by the Act to audit the use of the funds to Road Authorities and to ensure that disbursed funds are utilized for the purpose for which they are intended.

There are four categories of Road Authorities that Zinara allocates funds to, which are Department of Roads, Urban Councils, District Development Fund (DDF) and Rural District Councils (RDCs).

  • The Department of Roads which is an arm of the Ministry of Transport, Communication and infrastructural Development is responsible for the construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of all state roads.
  • Urban Councils - There are 27 Urban Councils that receive funding from Zinara whose responsibility, within the area of their jurisdiction, is to construct, maintain and rehabilitate every road in accordance with Road Programmes approved by Zinara.
  • District Development Fund - Is responsible for all rural roads that fall under their jurisdiction.
  • Rural District Councils - There are 60 RDCs in the country and these carry out maintenance work in all tertiary roads within their jurisdiction.

Zimbabwe has a road network of 87,654 kilometres comprising of 8,194 kilometres of urban roads, 61,000 kilometres of rural roads and 18,460 kilometres of State Highways. Most of these roads are over 30 years old and have gone beyond their lifespan. US $2 billion is required to rehabilitate the entire road network and bring it to international standards. Allocations to Road Authorities being made by Zinara are for routine maintenance works which is pothole patching and grass cutting. Some of the country's roads need total rehabilitation and not the routine maintenance that Zinara is funding. The current state of the country's roads has a direct relationship with the economic decline in the last decade. Zinara is not receiving any funding from the Treasury, however, Zinara is exploring other avenues of raising funding for the rehabilitation of the country's road network.

Zinara is NOT involved in the "fixing" of roads but as an Administrator of the Road Fund, funds Road Authorities which have the obligation to maintain the country's roads.

Below are allocations to Road Authorities for the 2012 fiscal year.

Manicaland Province  
Road Authority Name Allocation US$
Department of Roads 457,243.00
District Development Fund 539,572.00

Rural District Councils
Buhera 216,458.00
Chimanimani 231,910.00
Chipinge 315,689.00
Makoni 320,526.00
Mutare 266,331.00
Mutasa 139,573.00
Nyanga 134,860.00
RDC's Total 1,625,347.00

Urban Councils
Mutare 292,250.00
Rusape 123,746.00
Chipinge 128,932.00
UC's Total 544,928.00
Provincial Total 3,167,090.00
Midlands Province  
Road Authority Name Allocation US$
Department of Roads 408,964.00
District Development Fund 773,182.00

Rural District Councils
Chirumanzu 216,975.00
Gokwe North 162,871.00
Gokwe South 141,072.00
Mberengwa 142,941.00
Runde 137,576.00
Tongogara 130,725.00
Vungu 222,989.00
Zibagwe 194,141.00
RDC's Total 1,349,290.00

Urban Councils
Gokwe 114,862.00
Gweru 355,263.00
Kwekwe 211,942.00

Shurugwi 132,587.00
Zvishavane 142,713.00
UC's Total 1,103,190.00
Provincial Total 3,634,626.00
Mashonaland Central  
Road Authority Name Allocation US$
Department of Roads 307,362.00
District Development Fund 713,657.00
Rural District Councils  
Bindura 137,915.00
Guruve 122,379.00
Mazowe 174,020.00
Mbire 122,662.00
Muzarabani 178,150.00
Pfura 125,493.00
Rushinga 121,002.00
Shamva 124,150.00
RDC's Total 1,105,771.00

Urban Councils
Bindura 153,590.00
Mvurwi 108,007.00
UC's Total 261,597.00
Provincial Total 2,388,387.00
Mashonaland East  
Road Authority Name Allocation US$
Department of Roads
District Development Fund 883,482.00

Rural District Council
Chikomba 337,681.00
Goromonzi 152,102.00
Hwedza 147,131.00
Manyame 165,198.00
Marondera 185,237.00
Mudzi 134,393.00
Murehwa 244,372.00
Mutoko 233,980.00
UMP 133,299.00
RDC's Total 1,733,393.00

Urban Councils
Chitungwiza 200,274.00
Epworth 140,239.00

Marondera 152,407.00
Ruwa 157,952.00
UC's Total 5,650,872.00
Provincial Total 8,645,424.00
Road Authority Name Allocation US$
Department of Roads 407,818.00
District Development Fund 854,751.00

Rural District Council
Bikita 154,756.00
Chiredzi 132,629.00
Chivi 108,147.00
Gutu 204,557.00
Masvingo 188,515.00
Mwenezi 161,726.00
Zaka 125,681.00
RDC's Total 1,076,011.00

Urban Councils
Masvingo 188,668.00
Chiredzi 113,766.00
UC's Total 302,434.00
Provincial Total 2,641,014.00
Mashonaland West  
Road Authority Name Allocation US$
Department of Roads 415,067.00
District Development Fund 881,030.00

Rural District Council
Chegutu 192,060.00
Hurungwe 265,497.00
Makonde 294,144.00
Mhondoro-Ngezi 143,399.00
Nyaminyami 151,631.00
Sanyati 163,399.00
Zvimba 286,215.00
RDC's Total 1,496,345.00

Urban Councils
Chegutu 134,395.00
Chinhoyi 187,759.00
Chirundu 94,723.00
Kadoma 162,996.00
Kariba 149,786.00
Karoi 132,414.00
Norton 116,765.00
UC's Total 978,838.00
Provincial Total 3,771,280.00
Matebeleland North  
Road Authority Name Allocation US$
Department of Roads 505,176.00
District Development Fund 711,113.00

Rural District Council
Binga 341,481.00
Bubi 213,392.00
Hwange TC 116,087.00
Kusile 185,736.00
Nkayi 133,762.00
Tsholotsho 115,286.00
Umguza 198,009.00
RDC's Total 1,303,753.00

Urban Councils
Bulawayo 3,000,000.00
Hwange 129,476.00
Victoria Falls 170,877.00
Lupane 101,912.00
UC's Total 3,402,265.00
Provincial Total 5,922,307.00
Matebeleland South  
Road Authority Name Allocation US$
Department of Roads 429,927.00
District Development Fund 832,485.00

Rural District Council
Beitbridge 140,828.00
Bulilima 217,448.00
Gwanda 242,587.00
Insiza 294,825.00
Mangwe 229,670.00
Matobo 221,813.00
Umzingwane 199,185.00
RDC's Total 1,546,356.00

Urban Councils
Beitbridge 148,679.00
Gwanda 238,494.00
Plumtree 171,650.00
UC's Total 558,823.00
Provincial Total 3,367,591.00

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