Residents in Masvingo’s Rujeko suburbs have urged the city council to prioritize the maintenance of roads in the residential areas.
Speaking at a heated budget consultative meeting held at Rujeko hall in ward 7 on Wednesday, people condemned the council for taking too long before attending to dilapidated roads.
“You are not serious, we want you to maintain our roads. We suspect that you are not even aware of the state of our roads,” said one the residents.
However, ward seven councillor Richard Musekiwa defended the council saying the local municipality was broke.
He added that the council was not getting adequate funding from the government arm responsible for road maintenance.
“Our funds don’t permit us to deal with the problem at hand. We have therefore, proposed to come up with $3 roads levy per house so that we improve the state of our roads,” said Musekiwa.
The meeting was attended by more than 40 people from ward 7.Local