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The road now looks like a post war zone

24 Feb 2020 at 07:09hrs | Views
A stitch in time saves nine, if only the road from Mkunyadzi to Chigwida was repaired before onset of the rains motorists and commuters could be smiling all the way home. Red flags were raised pointing to the need for such repairs to be carried out but no one took heed nor put shoulders to the wheel.

Today alas! The road is in a terrible state so much that navigating one's way has become a journey of 'discovery'.

This 'former road' links the farming communities of Chigwida, Chideu, Chinehasha, Musonza and Mashiri to the tarred  highway cutting  through Chiweshe in Mash. Central to Harare.

The areas affected are a tobacco growing hub that has added cotton to its major crops.

How can the farmers' operations run smoothly with a none functional road that now resembles a post war zone? Villagers are doing all they can by placing stones where possible but in the absence of heavy machinery their effort can not do much. Its the same road that leads to the magnificent Ruya Dam and the work in progress Ruya irrigation scheme.

Tobacco curing has started with the early planters and very soon there will be need to ferry the crop to the auction floors. How will transporters pick the foreign currency earner when the road is in such a state?

Can something be done as a matter of urgency to rehabilitate the road. Buyers and smokers are waiting out there for our gold leaf. Remember the hard working farmers will also want to 'drive' their new cars home after the sale.

Devolution for development.

Thomas Tondo Murisa. Chinehasha

Source - wires
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