|Josiah Tongogara Ave, Masvingo.|
of Masvingo mayor Collen Maboke has bemoaned the poor state of the roads in the
city which he said are at their worst shifting all the blame solely on the
Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) which he said is not releasing
during a Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) workshop at Flamboyant hotel last
week, Maboke said Zinara was the biggest let down as they were delaying to
release funds which left the city’s roads exposed.
roads in the city are in a sorry state owing to the heavy rains we received a
few weeks ago. There are plenty of potholes in all the major roads and they
need urgent attention.
challenge remains with Zinara because it is the one in charge of collecting all
the levies and they then give us our share. The challenge is that the money
comes late and comes short.
its stands it’s safe to say that all our roads need serious attention and
Zinara will never give us enough money to attend to them so that means we have
to prioritise the most critical areas,” said Maboke.
said that Zinara should consult local authorities first before they make their
allocations because sometimes the money they disburse will not be enough to
just put gravel patches on our roads.
question is what informs the disbursements. That is the challenge we face as
the city. Zinara should first consult with the councils and carry out a survey
on the areas which need attention then disburse funds informed by the situation
on the ground,” said Maboke.