By Tapiwa Machemedze
Construction of the 17 kilometre Karanda road which will be tarred to improve access to the hospital has generated excitement in the Nyakasikana area of Mt. Darwin.
The surfacing of the road is being done under the Emergency Roads Rehabilitation Programme, with progress recorded in the Karanda road tarring project after the completion of an alternative route to ensure road works are not disrupted.
Recently appointed District Development Fund (DDF) Permanent Secretary Mr Christopher Shumba assessed progress during his maiden visit to Mashonaland Central Province.
“This visit is meant to assess flagship projects in the province especially this bridge which was opened by His Excellency President ED Mnangagwa. He directed we tar the road. The road has medical impact in that people use it in accessing health care so we want to quickly complete the project,” Shumba said.
Mr Shumba, who also toured the 14 kilometre Kadziro road project, paid a courtesy call on Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution Senator Monica Mavhunga.
She said: “Allow me to applaud the work that DDF continues to play in implementing several key priority projects in the entire province. Despite all these successes there are several other projects by DDF which are currently running and call for urgent attention in terms of funding, resources and timeouts implementation.”
DDF has completed rehabilitation of 178 kilometres of roads in Mashonaland Central Province under the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Program (ERRP).