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Govt Grabs 172 Roads From Opposition MDC Run Urban Councils

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By Newdesk

Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said Cabinet received an update on the commencement of the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme 2, which was presented by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga as Chairman of the Enhanced Cabinet Committee of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management.

“Cabinet was informed that as the programme gathers momentum, sufficient resources have been mobilised for works on critical, high impact roads to commence in earnest.”

“The relevant Roads Authorities are mobilising equipment with Treasury support. Cabinet approved that the Department of Roads in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development takes over a number of roads form urban councils, as follows:

Bulawayo metropolitan Province, 16 roads;
Harare Metropolitan Province, 32 roads totalling 250km;
Manicaland Province, 9 roads with a cumulative 25km;
Mashonaland Central Province, 8 roads totalling 12km;
Mashonaland East Province, 38 roads totalling 84km;
Masvingo Province, 20 roads totalling 45km;
Matabeleland North Province, 3 roads totalling 7km;
Matabeleland South Province, 19 roads totalling 30km;
Mildands Province, 27 roads totalling 125km.

Cabinet further took a decision that as the five companies contracted for works on the Harare-Masvingo-Beitbridge Highway resume operations, a sixth company be engaged to immediately commence works on the upgrading of the Harare-Chirundu Highway.

Robert Tapfumaneyi