Victoria Falls residents commend government for rehabilitating roads

By Tichaona Kurewa in Victoria Falls

The Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme (ERRP) is gaining thrust in Victoria Falls, with rehabilitation of a number of roads at various stages of completion in the city.

The wheels of government’s infrastructure development programme continue turning, with the upgrading of roads such as Road Sixteen in the medium density suburb of Aerodrome progressing well.

A visit to Aerodrome suburb in Victoria Falls revealed that the laying of gravel is almost complete on the stretch targeted for surfacing, much to the delight of road users.

“We are excited about what we see here. This will reduce maintenance costs for our vehicles and makes it easy for motorists to move about,” a motorist said.

Said another, “We thank the Government for coming up with this project, which will change the face of this city.”

Victoria Falls Town Clerk, Mr Ronnie Dube applauded government for the ERRP and gave an insight into the work done so far which includes resealing and construction of new roads.

“When stands were allocated to areas such as Mkhosana, there were no roads and now we are opening those roads with support from the government. Council is working on the following roads under the ERRP2: Courtney Selous, Road 16, Ramsey Road and Ngugama Crescent.”

The ERRP is a wholly-government funded project aimed at ensuring the delivery of trafficable roads in Zimbabwe, with Victoria Falls having so far received about ZW$36 million towards the programme.