HEADLANDS: Villagers call for speedy rehabilitation of destroyed bridge

By ZBC Reporter


Government has assured the Headlands community that Mwarazi Bridge which was swept away on Thursday by heavy rains will be rehabilitated soon.


The Headlands community has always relied on the Mwarazi Bridge to reach such amenities as clinics, schools and agricultural produce markets.
It also links villagers with neighbouring communities that include Chendambuya, Nyanga, Mayo and Chinyudze.


Waking up to the non-existence of the bridge after it was swept away by heavy rains on Thursday came as a major blow to the community.

This Bridge connects us with neighbouring villages and this predicament that we are in will lead to disaster if the bridge is not rehabilitated soon,

We need that bridge because we are farmers and we access GMB through the Bridge. We are grateful that government representatives are on the ground to pave a way forward

We are glad the government was quick to respond to our plight we hope it will not take long to rehabilitate the much needed bridge,said the residents.


Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Honourable Nokuthula Matsikenyere and Headlands Legislator Honourable Christopher Chingosho concurred that the rehabilitation of the bridge should be done swiftly so as to restore normalcy to the affected communities.

We are now appealing to the government to avail resources for us so that the road is rehabilitated as we have heard its importance to the people of this community,


I want to thank the honourable minister for the quick action you have taken. The people wanted you to come in person to see what happened here and you have done that,they said.

The Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development, Honourable Fellx Mhona, who visited the site this Sunday, reiterated government’s commitment to developing key infrastructure.


For us to be having this connectivity we will be driving and running with the vision 2030 so that at the end of the day we then align whatever we do to the blueprint that we are having as a nation NDS1 where we need to enhance infrastructural development,said Mhona.

Honourable Mhona was accompanied by his deputy, Honourable Mike Madiro and other government officials.

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