…As it abandons road prematurely, motorists open unfinished road
CHIREDZI-Acting Town Council Chairperson Ropafadzo Makumire recently blasted Bulawayo based construction company WRR Master Specialist and Civil, which was contracted by government under the second phase of the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme (ERRP2) to construct Inyathi Road, after it left it closed and unfinished for almost a month.
The closure resulted in cutting of link between the Central Business District (CBD) and Hippo Valley estates as well as the Agricultural Show Grounds.
Makumire lambasted the company over its lack of commitment to complete one of the town’s distributor roads, which they have taken ages to complete.
“I am not happy with what this contractor has done to our town. The road is a primary distributor road which link Chiredzi Central Business District (CBD) with Tongaat Hulett’s Hippo Valley Estates and industrial sites.
“The road is very busy, they were not supposed to rip it if they knew that they were not in a position to rehabilitate it in the minimum possible time,” said Makumire.
WRR Masters Specialists and Civil is struggling to mobilize equipment towards the construction of the road and Makumire questioned how the company was awarded the tender without proper equipment to execute the work.
“Í don’t know how the contractor WRR Masters was awarded the tender without equipment and resources to do this project. The contractor is not serious at all,” added Makumire.
WRR Master Specialists and Civil which are incorporated as Civil engineering and public works government contractors, is a company which specializes in civil engineering, road construction, road surfacing and resurfacing, highways, line markings, spots surfaces and driveways was contracted by government to construct Inyathi Road one of the key roads in Chiredzi.
WRR Masters was given the contract under the second phase of the ERRP together with companies including Country Cool, Fossil Contracting, Tensor Systems, who have already completed their works while WRR Masters is still at 40 percent on a single 300 stretch of Inyathi road.
It is alleged that the company might have links with the political big wigs that is why it has been taking long to complete its works without questions being raised from the project initiators.