Karanda Bridge bears high social impact

By Tapiwa Machemedze

The Karanda bridge commissioned late last year has become a shining beacon in Mashonaland Central province benefiting local and surrounding communities through providing access to key health care services. 

The pomp and fanfare that marked the Karanda bridge official opening by President Emmerson Mnangagwa last year was not in vain as the bridge linking Nyakasikana to Karanda Hospital has become a key social utility for surrounding communities and those who come from other parts of country to access health care.

Permanent Secretary for Provincial Affairs and Devolution in Mashonaland Central Mr Timothy Maregere, who passed through the area this Monday on his way to assess ongoing construction of Nyakasikana to Karanda road, reaffirmed government’s position that no one will be left behind in national development.

“It is pleasing to note that the Karanda Bridge commissioned last year by His Excellency is delivering a key service to the community and has eased travel,” he said.

Despite the current rains, work is progressing well on the 17-kilometre Karanda – Nyakasikana road which is being tarred and expected to be operational by the end of the year.

This is expected to improve access to Karanda hospital which has become a centre for medical excellence in the country.