Story by Tafara Chikumira, Midlands Bureau Chief
THE rehabilitation of the Gweru-Insukamini road has started, in a major development that will ease travelling between Gweru and Vungu constituency.
The rehabilitation works are taking place under the government’s Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme, changing the outlook of Vungu constituency.
The 35-kilometre stretch is also an alternative to Crossroads, which is the shortest way to Lupane from the Midlands Province and can be used by tourists who intend to visit Victoria Falls via Nkayi.
A motorist said, ‘‘We are very grateful to our listening President, Baba Mnangagwa. We had problems in the past with this road but things are beginning to happen now.’’
Another motorist noted, ‘‘The road was posing a lot of challenges, especially with spare parts. We always had breakdowns but now we are happy with the process being undertaken by our government. It is changing everything as we are getting such services.’’
Another said, ‘‘The Lord really listens to our prayers. It has been a long journey for us to achieve this. This is indeed a game-changer for our community. Let’s hope the process will speed up so that the whole road becomes passable.’’
Government says it will continue to implement developmental projects to empower its citizenry in line with the National Development Strategy 1.
Vungu Constituency legislator, Honourable Omega Sibanda noted, ‘‘We have made a pledge to the people. As a ruling party, we are here to show that what we promise is what we deliver. The President has made it clear that working for the people is critical for the country’s development. We are therefore making it a reality that our people can have a decent way of life.’’
The Gweru-Insukamini stretch links up with the Maboleni stretch which has already been resurfaced through the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme (ERRP).