The District Development Fund (DDF) says it needs at least US$4.5 million to rehabilitate roads damaged by incessant rains in Mashonaland Central province.
A tour of Guruve, Mbire, Muzarabani and Mt Darwin district by the ZBC News crew in the company of the DDF personnel has revealed a trail of destruction on road infrastructure caused by the heavy rains.
The DDF provincial coordinator for Mashonaland Central Mr Kenny Mutombo said most of the washed away roads are in areas along the Zambezi Valley, adding that the incessant rains have also damaged 208 structures that include culverts, pipe drifts and bridges.
Muzarabani North National Assembly member Cde Alfred Mufunga and Mt Darwin North legislator Cde Novet Muponora appealed for urgent government intervention to ensure that the roads are in a functional state in time for the agriculture marketing season.
Mashonaland Central province has a road network of 2400 km and of this 1513 km is in urgent need of attention.