Mat North road works to resume soon

By ZBC Reporter
GOVERNMENT has stepped in to correct the tendering process for the provision of some raw materials that were stalling construction works on various roads in Matabeleland North Province.
A tour of the Bulawayo – Tsholotsho and the Bulawayo – Nkayi roads late last year by Matabeleland North Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Honourable Richard Moyo revealed that works had stalled owing to unavailability of material such as quarry stone which was being supplied by companies from Harare despite local companies meeting the grade.
“On the roads issue, I would like to thank Minister Matiza. After I came across the challenges I saw, I spoke to him and the President. They concurred that having quarry supplied from Harare was out of line so we have engaged Davis Granite starting today. Works will be in full swing in the coming two weeks with the laying of the granite,” he said.
Minister Moyo revealed that construction work is set to resume this week with the Kwekwe – Lupane and the Victoria Falls roads also set to get a major facelift.
A yearly target of refurbishing 10 km had been set, with Minister Moyo revealing that the projects will be back on course after government intervention.
“Last year we were supposed to do 10km with the same done this year. So we failed to meet last year’s target because we were waiting for the quarry. So they need to complete last year’s works then start the 10km for this year so that we meet our 20kms target,” he said.
The rehabilitation of roads is set to go a long way in improving the economic prospects of the province through the exploitation of the vast natural resources.