By Grace Nyoni Midlansds
Chirumhanzu Rural District Council has embarked on a $500 000 road rehabilitation exercise expected to cover Mvuma urban roads and some parts of the business centre.
The contracted company, Evergreen Construction, has commenced work.
Upon completion of the 3,7km urban highway, the company will then rehabilitate other roads including service ways in the business centre, as well as drainages.
In an interview, Chirumhanzu RDC chief executive officer Mr Lovemore Chatikobo said the road rehabilitation exercise could take longer than expected due to funding hiccups.
He added that the 3,7km road linking Mushaytabvudzi Township and the town is expected to be completed before the onset of the rainy season.
“We have decided to give priority to our main roads which are frequently used by public transport. All in all, we will resurface roads city wide,” he said.
Mr Chatikobo said apart from the road rehabilitation programme, the local authority was also clearing drains as well as cleaning up the city.
“We will also be clearing our water drainage system to ensure smooth flow of water and avoid floods in the city during the rainy season,” he said.