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    Tarring of Murambinda-Birchenough Road to take 24 years


    BUHERA - The Government’s snail pace of constructing roads will see the tarring of Murambinda - Birchenough Bridge Road taking 24 years to complete, a senior Government official has said.
    Manicaland Provincial Roads Engineer Atherton Ayton Zindoga confirmed the fears that many people have that it will take a lifetime to tar just 125km of the stretch between Murambinda and Birchenough.
    He said that Government’s target was to tar 16km of the road every year. This year $7m was allocated for the project but because of inflation the money is just enough for 4,8km.
    Of the 4,8km, 3km have already been tarred while another 1,8km is to be tarred before the end of the year thereby exhausting the budget.
    The road is the second busiest in Buhera District after the Chivhu- Mutare Highway. If tarred the road will shorten the distance travelled between Murambinda and Chipinge and it will reduce transport costs for people of Buhera South who are paying through the nose because few transporters use the road because of its bad state.
    “We receive an allocation for the road annually. This year we received $7million in January and our target is to cover up to 16km. However, due to the inflation we have managed to cover only 3km and we still have a capacity to tar 1,8km before year end,” said Zindoga.
    #Masvingo Mirror#
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