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4/6/2021 11:29:23 AM

Council bemoans lack of road rehabilitation funds

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Council bemoans lack of road rehabilitation funds

Prudence Tsaha ~ 2 weeks ago ~  
Council wants ZINARA to avail more resources for road rehabilitation and reconstruction. Acting Director of Works Eng Gerald Mutume said amounts received last year were a far cry from city demands.
Council wants ZINARA to avail more resources for road rehabilitation and reconstruction. Acting Director of Works Eng Gerald Mutume said amounts received last year were a far cry from city demands. He reported that the Roads Budget for 2021 was ZWL530 million of which City of Harare contributed ZWL 92 million while ZINARA contributed ZWL ZWL438 million. “The availed budget of ZWL$438 million was insufficient to cover the targeted projects requirement of RTGS$ 2.5 billion required to meet our 2021 planned works,” he reported. He revealed that Council had outstanding payments from 2019 at ZINARA for Harare Quarry, Bitumen World and Fossil of over ZWL2.1 million. He proposed that Council lobbies Government for more funds. “Continue to lobby ZINARA and Ministry of Finance for more funding, Introduce Road Levy to residents, ring fence the money and utilize the money to repair roads. “We should also utilise of money from City Parking and Harare Quarry on road maintenance activities,” he reported.
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