By Staff Reporter
Silobela MP Mthokhozisa Manoki Mpofu has bemoaned the slow progress in the completion of the Kwekwe-Nkayi Road, a strategic road for the rural Constituency.
Making his contributions to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s State of the Nation address (SONA) recently Mpofu said the snail pace towards the completion of the road is worrying despite the fact that treasury would have allocated funding.
“I want to thank His Excellency on the vision on road Infrastructure development across the country which largely improve road network throughout the country which eventually attract investments even in rural business Service centre, thereby improving the economy.
Road infrastructure development plays an pivotal role in economic development and prosperity of any country. The economy is on the recovery trajectory and its matter of time before we all enjoy the fruit of hard working second Republic of Zimbabwe. His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe who has set a significant tone on the continuation of upgrading of our road infrastructure and now the responsible Ministry should make a deliberate ploy to up its game in this regard,” Manoki said.
He however, pointed out the neglect on the Kwekwe-Nkayi Road.
“In Silobela Constituency I have Kwe Kwe -Nkayi road which is still unfinished since 1984, the remaining portion is less than 50 km, I am not sure the reasons why it is a mammoth task for the Ministry to complete the upgrading despite the fact that funding will be allocated by Treasury,” he said.
“I am worried that at times it will be difficult to fulfil Vision 2030 due to a snail pace at which road projects are being implemented by the Ministry.”