Government road rehabilitation effort continues unabated

by | Nov 24, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Hosia Mviringi

Stakeholders have hailed Government’s ongoing road rehabilitation program, saying the intervention is set to ensure easy accessibility and inter connectivity of all the country’s provinces.

Since declaring the state of roads in Zimbabwe as a state of disaster in February this year, Government has progressively delivered notable successes both in urban centres as well as on major trunk roads through the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Program Phase 2.

Speaking through his Twitter handle yesterday, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development Felix Tapiwa Mhona said Government is proceeding with the rehabilitation of Seke Road, taking it over from Maruta Shopping Centre right through to Chitungwiza.


“Seke road tave kusimudzirana nayo,” (We are now proceeding with Civil works on Seke Road), he said.

Many people were caught by a pleasant surprise when section of the road from Coca-Cola junction up to Maruta Shopping Centre got a brand new surface, which is now a marvel of many commuters and motorists plying the Chitungwiza route.

The outcry had become that the work be extended all the way to the dormitory town for the convenience of motorists.

“We are surprised that indeed this government has such brilliant capacity to deliver a beautiful service to it’s people. I never imagined that this section of the road could one day be so pleasantly passable. Pagona mwana weumwe tendaiwo (We must appreciate where government has delivered),” said Mr Mareva, a motorist from Chitungwiza.

Government made infrastructure development and rehabilitation a top delivery priority item of the National Development Strategy 1 towards the attainment of Vision 2030.

Government has so far delivered 253 kilometers of road on the Chirundu-Harare- Beitbridge road which is being funded entirely by treasury from local resources.

Minister Mhona also confirmed the awarding of a contract for the construction of the busy Golden Valley-Sanyati road.

The 185km stretch is one of the busiest rural trunk roads which for decades has been the sole conduit for the conveyance of precious cotton lint from Gokwe North.

“A Contractor has been handed over site of Golden Valley – Sanyati Road and busy mobilising equipment to start works,” he said in another statement.