By Anyway Yotamu
The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Joel Biggie Matiza has toured the Bulawayo-Nkayi and Bulawayo-Tsholotsho road rehabilitation projects, where he expressed the government’s commitment to complete all major road projects despite the COVID-19 setback.
Minister Matiza said completion of all road projects remains a major priority in line with achieving vision 2030.
“The government is moving forward to ensure we complete the road projects. Priority is given even during COVID-19. Work is going on and this is in line with what His Excellency wants to see. Transport is vital to a lot of industries. We must not stop working towards achieving vision 2030 because of the pandemic,” said Minister Matiza.
The project is being done under the ongoing Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme being spearheaded by the government through the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA).
The Minister of State for Matabeleland North Province, Cde Richard Moyo expressed gratitude to the new dispensation’s commitment to rehabilitate Matabeleland North roads.
“We are grateful for the new dispensation. It is a listening government, it acts and delivers,” said the Resident Minister.
Minister Matiza also confirmed plans to review toll fees and urged motorists to stop damaging the road that is under construction and follow the rules by using detours.
“We are appealing to the public to follow the rules so we can achieve vision 2030. We urge them to value what the government is giving them,” he noted.
The high-level Ingwigwizi River Bridge along the same road is complete with indications that the President is set to commission it.