Roadworks on Kwekwe Mvuma Highway progressing well
Story by Tafara Chikumira
THE rehabilitation of the Kwekwe – Mvuma road in the Midlands Province is progressing well with constructors racing against time to ensure the road infrastructure becomes passable not in the distant future.
The rehabilitation works for the Kwekwe Mvuma road are moving with speed with the greater part of the road infrastructure now complete while the remaining parts are getting the necessary attention.
The 100km road between Kwekwe and Mvuma is the shortest route between the two towns as it cuts the cumbersome time motorists had to endure by travelling via Gweru.
“We are very grateful to the great works being carried out by the Second Republic in rehabilitating our roads. This road is very critical to us as we have been facing several challenges with breakdowns induced by potholes. We can now travel at ease,” said one of the motorists.
Another added, “This road is a utility infrastructure as there is a lot of economic activity in the Midlands province and the country at large. I have a farm over there and I am happy that I can now take my produce to the market at ease.”
“I am happy that the road is getting the necessary attention as it is a key infrastructure in our midst. We used to experience a lot of losses through buying vehicle repairs. We hope this will now be a thing of the past,” said another motorist.
The government says the rehabilitation of the road is just but part of the grand plan to upgrade the infrastructure in the country in line with the National Development Strategy One.
“As a government, we are happy that we are witnessing the development of the country. This is a critical road infrastructure in our province. The road links with the Manhize steel plant which is very critical in spurring the national development. We will continue to make it a point that we increase the national development trajectory,” said Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Honourable Owen Ncube.
The Second Republic continues to make strides in developing various parts of the country through its inclusive development agenda.