Our History

Our History

The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) is a cooperate body that was established in terms of the Road Act (Chapter 13:18). The body was established in 2002 in line with Government’s commitment to prioritize the enhancement of a good road network system throughout the country. The manadate of ZINARA is to fix, collect, disburse road user charges and mobilize revenue for roads development and maintenance. It also encompasses the monitoring of such funds that would have been disbursed for road maintenance to road authorities. Furthermore, ZINARA assists road authorities in making annual or multi-year road maintenance rolling plans and approves such plans. The entity also assists the Minister in setting maintenance, design, construction and technical standards and to monitor adherence to such standards by road authorities. The organization also performs any other function that may be conferred or imposed on the Road Administration in terms of the Roads Act (13:18) or any other enactment.

Growth of Zinara

At its establishment in 2002, ZINARA was not immediately capacitated to operate independently; hence ZINARA’s business was being administered under its parent Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development. The organisation then had less than 15 employees most of whom were seconded from the parent Ministry. ZINARA then started streamlining and extending its operations to optimise its mandate. A new regional office in Bulawayo was opened to cater for the Southern Region especially on technical and administrative issues. This also saw expansion of the all departments resulting in an increase in staff. ZINARA has more than 15 years of essential skills and experience in road fund management within a highly motivated, professional and passionate team of people operating out of its Harare head office and twelve regional offices located in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Masvingo, Mutare, Gwanda, Chinhoyi, Bindura, Marondera and Beitbridge.


To be the leading regional Road Fund manager for the
development and maintenance of a world class road network by 2023


To efficiently collect, mobilize and manage funds for road maintenance and development



 We respect right judgment and principles of justice and base all our decisions on fairness.


We base our actions and decisions on new and better techniques and ideas.


We build the trust of clients, stakeholders and the public. We value the quality of being honest and morally upright in all our behavior, operations and activities.


We set individual and collective goals to succeed as a team. Our strength is in teamwork.


We account for our activities, accept responsibility and disclose the results in a transparent manner.

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