Fungayi Munyoro Post Correspondent
MUTASA Rural District Council has embarked on a $215 000 road and bridge rehabilitation programme to ensure that most areas are accessible during this rainy season.
The projects which started early this month are expected to be completed by mid-December. Mutasa RDC partnered with Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) as part of the Emergency Road Works Programme. The projects will see the rehabilitation of Fairview, Hauna Link Bridge, St Augustine’s Road and Mparutsa Causeway.
Mutasa District Rural Council’s chief executive officer, Mr George Bandure, said the Fairview Road’s rehabilitation would cost $55 000.
“Most of the work is being done in-house, but as council we have engaged some companies to provide the equipment that we do not have. We are working with a lot of companies.
“We are gravelling and constructing culverts on the Penhalonga-Tsvingwe Link Road. The road saves a lot of farmers from Magarasadza, Envaint, Penhalonga miners, students at Africa University and Hartzell. This project is expected to be completed on December 10.
“We are also doing spot gravelling, cultiverts for the Hauna Link Bridge which links Phase 2 and 3. The total cost of the project is $90 000. People were finding it difficult to cross when it is raining,” said Mr Bandure.
Mparutsa Causeway is also being repaired at the tune of $25 000. The road links Hauna- Sagambe Road and Mandeya Loop Road. The roads were damaged by heavy rains last season. The last project is the St Augustine’s road. Its total cost is $45 000. The road is being gravelled and cultiverts are being put.
“This road goes to St Augustine’s Clinic and school. It is also the same roads that connect people from Muchena Rural Service Centre to Tsvingwe. This road is very busy as Tsvingwe and Redwing Mine residents use it,” he added.