Road maintenance for Mashonaland East underway

by Tapiwa Mutonhodzi 

Mashonaland East Province is set to benefit from road works, as Road Authorities are continuously identifying roads that need repairs.

Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Dr Joram Gumbo, speaking today during the official opening of the dualized road section along Harare-Mutare highway, said road works had just began in Mashonaland East Province with Road Authorities identifying roads that needed maintenance.

“Allow me to point out that this is not the end as far as road works are concerned in Mashonaland East Province. All the Road Authorities that is, Department of Roads, District Development Fund, Urban Councils and Rural District Councils are continuously identifying roads that need repairs and working on them as funding is made available,” said the Minister.

Dr Gumbo also said his Ministry was aware of the need to upgrade roads in the province to augment economic activity.

“My Ministry is cognisant of the need to upgrade a number of roads in Mashonaland East Province to improve accessibility of social amenities as well as enhance economic activity. In this regard, the Ministry is currently working on the following roads in the province;

Marondera-Wedza road construction (10km),

Nhekairo-Chigondo construction (3.3km),

Beatrice-Mubaira road construction (10km),

Wedza-Sadza road construction (7km),

Enterprise road asphalt overlay (3km) and

Domboshava road rehabilitation (3km),” said Dr Gumbo.

The Minister also said plans to rehabilitate communal roads in Mashonaland East Province were underway.

“My Ministry is also alive to the bad state of some roads in this province which lead to a lot of our communal and resettled areas. In this regard, we have plans to further rehabilitate the following roads to enable smooth movement by our people; Marondera-Musami, Marondera-Madicheche and Londos-Mhendamo.”

It is our wish, in the New Dispensation, to continuously upgrade the road network and other infrastructure until we reach international standards,” he said.