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Mr. Ali Ipinge

 
 

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 
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Mr. George Itembu

 

Mrs. Patricia Keeja


Mr. Edison Mberirua

Chief Financial Officer

Executive: Strategic  Services

Executive: Information and Communication Technology

     
Melissa Elvis Kambatuku  

Ms. Anna Matebele

Mr. Elvis Kambatuku

Vacant

Principal Officer: Compliance, Legal and Company Secretary

Principal Officer: Audit and Risk

Executive: Programme Management, Policy and Advice

     
     
 

 
 

 

Fuel Levies

In terms of the Road Fund Administration (RFA) Act, (Act 18 of 1999), a fuel levy is a fee charged on every litre of petrol and diesel sold by any undertaking at any point in Namibia and which is to be included in any determination of the selling price of petrol or diesel, as the case may be, under any law relating to petroleum products.

Currently fuel levies accruing to the RFA are set at N$1.14 per litre of petrol or diesel and forms the major contributor to the Road Fund. Fuel levies are collected on behalf of the RFA by the following entities and paid directly into the Road Fund:

  •          Vivo Energy
  •           Puma
  •           Total
  •           Engen

The Fuel Levy Refunding System

The RFA implemented the Fuel Levy Refunding System (not being a rebate system), on 1 April 2001. Through this system users of fuel in each qualifying sector may be refunded a certain percentage of the fuel levy component, which forms part of the RFA's Road User Charge System.

The Fuel Levy Refunding System has been implemented to promote efficiency and equity in the use of resources by refunding off-road users qualifying for refunds.

Qualifying Sectors

The following sectors and sub-sectors qualify for refunds:

  • Agriculture

v  Livestock production

v  Agronomic production

  • Construction

v  Building

v  Civil

  • Marine Fishing
  • Mining
  • Railroad Transport (TransNamib)

Fuel Types Considered

The vast bulk off-road usage pertains to diesel.

Although petrol is used to a limited extent for off-road purposes, claims for refunds of the fuel-levy on petrol would be considered if they are accompanied by fact-supporting submissions of a group of users in a sector.

Basis for Refunding

The off-road usage level for each Qualifying Sector is based on historical claims patterns and information obtained from the various sectors.

Only claims from end-users of fuel would be considered, and not claims submitted by bulk distributors or fuel agents.

Before a refunding claim could be processed, the RFA should have clear proof from the claimant that the fuel levy payments have been deposited into the Road Fund Account by a wholesaler to whom a wholesale licence has been issued under the Petroleum Products and Energy Act (Act 13 of 1990).

Registration Procedures

Off-road fuel users within the sectors that qualify and that wish to claim refunds should first register with the RFA by completing Forms RF/R5. This procedure applies to existing as well as new users.

Only fuel users as specified under Qualifying Sectors will be considered for registration.

Users in the Agricultural sector should indicate what percentage of fuel is being used for Livestock and Agronomic production, respectively, as different refund percentages apply to each sub-sector.

Similarly, users in the construction sector have to specify a percentage of fuel used in the Civil and Building sub-sectors, respectively.

If an application has been successful, a user registration number will be assigned to the applicant.

A letter will be sent to the applicant informing the person/entity of the outcome.

Registered users should indicate if their status has changed and if so re-register by completing and submitting a new application form.

Claims Submission

Only claims from registered users will be considered. Claims must be submitted on Form RFA/R3 and the original purchase invoice(s) made out in the name of the claimant should be attached to the claim form.

Only original invoices from wholesalers registered in terms of the Petroleum Products and Energy Act will be accepted. Invoices from other retailers will be considered on merit.

 

Registrations and Annual License Fees are levied on every motor vehicle registered in Namibia, irrespective of the size of the vehicle and whether or/not the vehicle is driven on a public road. Licensing is due within 21 days from the date of receipt of notice. These fees are collected on behalf of the Road Fund Administration (RFA) by NaTIS, Registering Authorities, a number of which are managed by Local Authorities.

 

ANNUAL REGISTRATION & LICENCE FEES ( Effective 1 May 2019)

 
     

1

MOTOR VEHICLE LICENCE FEES

   
       
 

Type of vehicle

Tare of vehicle in kilograms

 

Annual licence fee (N$) as from 01/05/2019

 
 
 
 
           

(a)

Motorcycles, tricycles and quadru-cycles

ALL

 

313

 
 
 
           

(b)

Motor-cars and other self-propelled vehicles

       
 
   

0 - 750

 

463

 
     
   

751- 1000

 

651

 
   

1001-1250

 

713

 
   

1251-1500

 

751

 
   

1501-2000

 

876

 
   

2001-3000

 

1,439

 
   

3001-4000

 

2,766

 
   

4001-5000

 

4,218

 
   

5001-6000

 

10,176

 
   

6001-7000

 

14,231

 
   

7001-8000

 

18,148

 
   

8001-9000

 

23, 192

 
   

9001-10000

 

28,624

 
   

10001-11000

 

34,845

 
   

11001-12000

 

42,016

 
   

12001-12500

 

48,913

 
   

12501-13000

 

51,866

 
   

13001-13500

 

54,808

 
   

13501-14000

 

57,749

 
   

14001-14500

 

60,690

 
   

14501-15000

 

63,519

 
   

15001-15500

 

66,460

 
   

15501-16000

 

69,389

 
   

16001-16500

 

72,330

 
   

16501-17000

 

75,209

 
   

17001-17500

 

78,904

 
   

17501-18000

 

77,125

 
   

18001-18500

 

81,054

 
   

18501-19000

 

83,970

 
   

19001-19500

 

89,852

 
   

19501-20000

 

92,756

 
           
   

20000 and above

 

Increase by 2,928 for every 500kg

 
           

(c)

Trailers and semi-trailers (other than caravans)

Up to and including 1000

 

275

 
   

1001-2000

 

726

 
   

2001-3000

 

1,289

 
   

3001-4000

 

5,707

 
   

4001-5000

 

6,308

 
   

5001-6000

 

                  11,440

 
   

6001-7000

 

14,193

 
   

7001-8000

 

16,271

 
   

8001-9000

 

23,242

 
   

9001-10000

 

26,158

 
   

100001-11000

 

30,113

 
   

11001-12000

 

34,194

 
   

12001-12500

 

36,559

 
   

12501-13000

 

38,787

 
   

13001-13500

 

41,378

 
   

13501-14000

 

43,743

 
   

14001-14500

 

46,121

 
   

14501-15000

 

48,525

 
   

15001-15500

 

50,915

 
   

15501-16000

 

53,281

 
   

16001-16500

 

55,734

 
   

16501-17000

 

58,099

 
   

17001-17500

 

60,527

 
   

17501-18000

 

62,805

 
   

18001-18500

 

65,246

 
   

18501-19000

 

67,649

 
   

19001-19500

 

69,989

 
   

19501-20000

 

72,430

 
           
   

20000 and above

 

Increases by 2,315 for every 500kg

 
 
           

(d)

Caravans (other than self-propelled caravans)

All

 

388

 
           

2

MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE:

       
 

(a)

For any class of motor vehicle

   

200

 
 

(b)

Temporary Permit

   

200

 

(c)

Special Permit

   

138

 

(d)

Duplicate document or token

   

138

 

(e)

Motor Trade Numbers

       
 

(i) application in respect of each motor trade number

   

125

 
           
 

(ii) Licencing of motor trade number in respect of any class of motor vehicle by a motor dealer, manufacturer, builder, importer or deposit taking institution

   

4,180

 
 
  • What is an abnormal load?

An indivisible (for practical purposes) object that, due to its dimensions and/or mass, cannot be transported on a vehicle or vehicles without exceeding the limitations of the dimensions or mass as described in the Road Traffic & Transportation Act 1999 (Act No.22 of 1999).

  • Which vehicles are classified as abnormal?

Any vehicle or a combination of vehicles that, by virtue of itsdimensions or mass, or a combination of both, does not comply with the requirements of the Road Traffic & Transportation Act 1999 (Act No.22 of 1999).

  • Why should abnormal load fees be charged?

The fees are derived from the user-pay principle. It therefore relates to the compensation by abnormal vehicles for the damage and/or obstruction caused to the road infrastructure

  • Which are legal instruments that authorised the charging thereof?

The Road Traffic & Transport Act of 1999 and its regulation Road Traffic & Transport Regulation of 2001, deals with compliance to the Road Traffic Sign, classified as Mandatory signs (blue & white) meaning that - all vehicles above 3500 kg are mandatory to pass to the nearest Weighbridge within the borders of Namibia.

  • How are these fees calculated and who determines the tariffs thereof?

The calculation of the mass fees is based on an involved set of relationships between tyrepressures, wheel spacing and axle loading. As a result, the total accountable damage factor is calculated by means of a computer program based on current engineering practice.

  • Who is entitled to calculate these fees?

A computerised program operated by a professional engineer and a permit officer calculate the fees. The permit officer with the support of a professional engineer is entitled to calculate the fees.

  • How and when are the associated permits issued?

The permits are issued after approval by the professional engineer. The associated fees are to be settled at the Roads Authority's Natis sub-division before any trip could be undertaken.

  • Who collects the fees?

All the payments are processed at the Roads Authority's Natis sub-division. The eventual recipient of these payments is the Road Fund Administration (RFA).

  • What are these fees used for?

The fees form part of the road user charges imposed by the RFA. It is earmarked to fund projects and programs for the preservation and development of the national road network. It is further allocated towards the maintenance ofurban and rural roads; traffic information management, traffic law enforcement, road safetyand related road research programs.

  • On what basis are the permits issued? Trip base/Monthly/Quarterly/Annually.

Four different kinds of permits are issued.

The permits are categorised as:

  1. trip permits;
  2. week permit;
  3. month permit;
  4. year permit

Trip permits are issued for a single trip, a certain number of days are given, depending on the distance to be traveled.

The week, month and year permits are all issued to carriers with minor abnormalities.

  • What are the criteria used for these purpose? Refer to bullet point 10

The mass, the height and width are the criteria used to determine if the applicant will be issued aperiod permit or not.

The period permits are not issued if any axel group is abnormal/overloaded. Furthermore, no period permit is issued if the width of the vehicle is more than 3.1meters or if the height is more than 4.7 meters.

  • What is meant by Embargo days?

Embargo days refers to official suspension of movement for abnormal vehicles. These days are typically defined as weekend days, public holidays, festive season period, school holidays and special events days.

  •  What type of conditions are attached with abnormal load permits?

Below are the conditions attached with abnormal permit. Take note that conditions of abnormal permits are distinct, depending on the dimensions and subjected load.

Conditions for a period permit

  • The load mass as indicated on the application form, should not, at any given condition, exceed the load mass which is applied for, throughout the permit's validity period.
  • A Year Period Permit is entitled to the total distance of 24 000 km, therefore, should either of the two, the expiry date of the Permit or the distance of 24 000km lapse/due, then the permit has to be renewed.
  • Normal legal procedures will be followed and punishment thereof should any permit holder found to have violated this condition.
  • For further enquiries please contact our office at the address stated above

Conditions for a trip permit that require police escort.

  • Prior arrangements must be made with the Namibian Police for the provision of two police escorts.
  • The police escorts must guide the abnormal vehicle throughout its journey.
  • The Operator must provide two own escorts, one at the front and one at the rear. The front escort vehicle must be fitted with height measuring gauge.
  • The abnormal width of the vehicles must be clearly signalised to other road users.
  • The abnormal vehicles must lay-by periodically to avoid traffic congestion (may be directed by the accompanying police officers).
  • The abnormal vehicles must not travel during traffic peak hours in urban areas and on sections most affected by commuter traffic (Windhoek - Rehoboth,   Windhoek - Okahandja, Swakopmund - Walvis Bay).
  • Because of the height of the vehicle, bridge clearance must be verified and where required use alternative routes and bypasses (Aris rail over road, Windhoek western bypass, Karibib).
  • When crossing bridges, the vehicle must travel in the centre of the carriageway, i.e. making use of both lanes.
  • All vehicles must be cleared from bridges and culverts before the abnormal vehicle crosses.
  • The width of the bridges above kerbs must be checked against the width of the load.
  • Any damage to road infrastructure and pavement will be incurred to the abnormal vehicle operator's cost.
  • A letter of acceptance of the above conditions must be presented prior to obtaining the permit.

 

  • Who is enforcing the abnormal permit conditions?

The Roads Authority's transport inspectors, weighbridge personnel and the Namibian Police officials.

  •  How are these conditions enforced?  Refer to bullet point 13.

I) Weight bridge personnel:

      • Confirm the validity of the permits
      • Verify the vehicle dimensions and load configuration with the aid of computerised systems

II) Transport inspectors:

      • Inspect the abnormal vehicles for dimensions and load configuration compliance.

III) Namibian police:

      • Provide escort services to permit holders after verification of permit conditions

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Road User Charges Increase by 4.3 % Effective 1 May 2019

 

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