Zvimba receives Govt funding to rehabilitate 298km road network

By HourlyHits Reporter

ZVIMBA Rural District Council in Mashonaland West has received more than 1 million Zimbabwean dollars under the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Program 2,(ERRP2) which they are using to rehabilitate about 297,7 km road network in rural and urban areas of the district.

ZRDC Chief Executive Officer Aenas Chidakwa said they have already started the road rehabilitation program after receiving the funds from government through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

“Due to the incessant rains we received most of our roads are in bad shape and we intend to rehabilitate all of the bad roads before the onset of the rains.

“We put a target for 297.7 km which are rural Zvimba and urban area which is Banket and our road technicians are already on the ground carrying out the exercise,” Chidakwa said in an interview with HOURLYHITS.COM.

Most roads around Zvimba Districts are in bad shape resulting in expensive transport costs for both goods and passenger services.

Link roads like Mapinga-Mutorashanga, Banket-Raffingora and Trelawney- Darwendale and township roads in Banket are in a very poor state resulting in motorists shunning the routes.

Banket Town Board Chairperson and Ward 22 Councilor Never Hutepasi said some of the roads in Kuwadzana Township resembles a potato fields.

“We no longer have access roads in Banket especially in Mbira, Gumbo, Tafara streets in the high density area and some roads in the low density area resulting in residents failing to drive through these roads.

“Actually, some roads have even become dangerous to motorists and pedestrians alike especially during the night due to pot holes and gulleys that have formed in the roads,” Hutepasi said in an interview.

Pirate taxis that ply Banket-Raffingora, Banket-Mutorashanga have since doubled the fares citing the poor state of the roads. – HOURLYHITS.COM □

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