By ZBC Reporter
THE government has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring survivors of cyclone Idai which ravaged some parts of Manicaland live a normal life by providing proper housing and resuscitating destroyed infrastructure.
Government through the deputy minister of Local Government and Public Works, Marian Chombo accompanied by Chimanimani East legislator Joshua Sacco assessed the progress at the sites which are being reconstructed in Chimanimani this Wednesday.
Chimanimani residents whose social amenities and infrastructure were destroyed by cyclone Idai in March last year will soon be smiling as local companies contracted by the government to undertake reconstruction works are on course to meet the set deadlines.
The two who were at Nhedziwa growth point where survivors who are housed in tents will be relocated after the completion of area survey expressed satisfaction with the ground that has been covered.
“Am here in Chimanimani district to check on the works being undertaken by construction companies and what pleases me is that some companies are on track and trying to meet their deadlines which is the end of February since most works are on completion stage. what worries me is that I received reports that some companies which had been awarded tenders are lagging behind and this has affected most works on feeder roads,” said the deputy minister.
“I also visited Nhedziwa relocation site where stands for most Idai victims have been planned and the developer is on site.”
Honourable Sacco said he was happy with the progress he had seen.
“We are here with the deputy minister of local governance and public works to see on the progress reached so far on reconstruction projects which have seen local companies being awarded tenders,” said honourable Sacco.
“We are happy with the progress on the ground as companies have promised us that their works are on course to meet the end of February deadline. We also visited Nhedziwa growth point to show the deputy minister proposed site for the relocation of Idai survivors since stands have been pegged and servicing of the stands will commence soon and to that, we are grateful to the government for efforts made so far.”
After assessing the reconstruction works at Nhedziwa, the entourage also went to Kwirire primary school and Ngangu area on the same mission.
Cyclone Idai ravaged Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi in March last year and destroyed property and infrstructure worth millions of dollars while 1 300 people died and many went missing.
By ZBC Reporter