Road users of the Bindura-Shamva highway are set to find traveling much easier following the partnership between the ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Shamva Gold Mine, and Freda Rebecca Gold Mine (subsidies of Kuvimba Mining House) to rehabilitate the road.
According to a top official in the Transport ministry who preferred anonymity, the entities will start with the refilling and patching of potholes where necessary.
He said Freda Rebecca had already released its machinery for the project to start and hips of gravel were visible along the road this week, signaling the imminent commencement of the road works.
“We will be working on the road very soon but as you have seen we are already on the ground with gravel to be filled in the potholes. Our other partner Freda Rebecca Gold Mine is on the other hand procuring more to be used on the rehabilitation exercise and once done, work will start here,” he said.
Shamva Gold Mine will service the stretch from the Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University turnoff going back to Shamva while Freda Rebecca Mine will work on the other stretch.
Bindura North Member of Parliament and ZANU PF politburo member Kenneth Musanhi is also supplementing the two mines’ efforts by also availing his excavators, front-end loaders, and fuel.
“Honorable Musanhi has provided us with an excavator, front-end loader, tippers, and fuel to help in the carrying and dumping of gravel in sections that need to be rehabilitated,” confirmed the engineer.
“To date, gravel has been dumped from Ran Mine turnoff up to ZEGU and the patching of the potholes has already started,” he said. Nhau/Indaba