By Rutendo Jiri
Rehabilitation and upgrading of the Harare-Masvingo-Beitbridge highway is one of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration’s top priorities, a top Government official has said.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Nick Mangwana said President Mnangagwa’s administration has made rehabilitation and upgrading of the country’s major highways a top priority which is expected to boast the economy by allowing the smooth flow of imports and exports.
Posting Government developments on his Twitter account today, Mangwana said Government had successfully completed rehabilitating and upgrading the first 100 kilometers of the Harare-Masvingo-Beitbridge highway and is expected to complete a similar phase by end of this year.
“Govt has completed rehabilitating and upgrading the first 100 kilometers of the 584km long Harare-Masvingo-Beitbridge highway. Another 100km is set to be complete before the end of this year,” Mangwana tweeted.
Rehabilitating and upgrading of major highways and rural roads networks by the New Dispensation is a major milestone in the achievement of vision 2030.
The Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) and the District Development Fund (DDF) have also partnered in the rehabilitation of the country’s rural roads.
Earlier this month, they completed the first 10 kilometer phase of the Karoi-Binga road from Chivakanenyama to Zvipani.
Currently, ZINARA is working on the Makuti-Chiredzi road while the Chiredzi- Tanganda road construction is now complete.
Once complete, all these major roads will enable the smooth transportation of goods and services across the country with ease.
The rehabilitation of the Harare-Masvingo-Beitbridge highway should curb the loss of life to accidents owed to the bad state of the road.