Articles tagged 'potholes'

Bickering stalls Road Disaster Fund 10 October 2017 HARARE - A proposal to establish the Road Disaster Fund (RDF) to assist road accident victims has failed to find favour with some Cabinet ministers and the insurance sector. Government sources told the Daily News that a draft document which was authored by the Transport and Infrastructural Dev...
Truck driver jailed for horror crash 5 September 2017 HARARE - A man who drove his SA-registered haulage truck into a bus at high speed in a fatal accident at Nyamatikiti River near Chaka in Chirumhanzu on April 5, killing dozens of passengers, has been jailed for one year for dangerous driving causing death, after his claims of mechanical failure w...
Govt must act on road fatalities 29 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has in the recent past registered numerous avoidable deaths on the country’s roads owing to a number of factors ranging from the condition of roads to human error. It appears authorities only awaken from deep slumber after a fatality to declare the mishap a disaster but they ...
Zinara owes Harare council $15m 13 April 2017 HARARE - Zinara still owes Harare City Council (HCC)road maintenance money from 2015, HCC has revealed. Environmental management committee minutes, reveal councillors bitterly complained that Zinara had promised them funds for road maintenance but did not deliver. “Harare City Council expec...
Truck driver indicted in fatal Chirumhanzu crash 12 April 2017 HARARE - The driver of a South Africa-registered haulage truck that crashed with a bus at Nyamatikiti River near Chaka in Chirumhanzu, killing dozens of passengers, was charged with culpable homicide in an indictment unsealed on Friday. The indictment contained 20 counts of vehicular homicide ...
Govt disowns volunteers patching potholes 7 April 2017 HARARE - Volunteers who are patching potholes across the country are operating illegally and should stop, deputy Transport minister Michael Madanha has said. Madanha told the National Assembly on Wednesday that the volunteers should allow government-approved companies to do the work. His re...
Volunteer workers fight Harare council 4 April 2017 HARARE - Volunteer workers are up in arms with the Harare City Council (HCC), accusing the local authority of giving them empty job promises. During a tour of Mbare last week, hundreds of the volunteer community anti-litter monitors complained that council has been lying to them for more than ...
Byo mayor defends $118k Mercedes Benz 12 March 2017 BULAWAYO - Our Bulawayo reporter Jeffrey Muvundusi sits down with mayor Martin Moyo. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: Honourable mayor, how best can you describe your tenure from the time you took over? A: My tenure in office has been characterised by mixed fortunes. I suffered the p...
Zim roads need urgent attention 12 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans on Thursday woke up to the terrible news of the demise of over a dozen family members in a horrific accident that had occurred the previous night near the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) in Bulawayo. Social media went into a frenzy, posting images of t...
13 relatives die in tragic crash 10 March 2017 BULAWAYO - A grieving Bulawayo family was hit by double tragedy on Wednesday night when 13 of its members were killed on the spot in a horrific accident when their minibus, which was ferrying the body of a deceased relative for burial in Masvingo, was mangled by a haulage truck near the National ...
Mutare needs $2 million to rehabilitate roads 4 March 2017 MUTARE - Mutare City Council requires $2 million to maintain its badly scarred road network. Addressing journalists after a full council meeting this week, Mutare mayor Tatenda Nhamarare said the current spell of heavy rains had compounded the mountainous city’s woes. “To maintain the roads...
Zinara blames heavy taxes for bad roads 15 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) has admitted that the country's roads are now a “national embarrassment”, but argued they could not do much as a huge chunk of their revenue was being gobbled by heavy taxes. The Administration refused to shoulder the blame for the count...
Fresh row over Mugabe's trips 30 January 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's latest trip to Ethiopia, which came barely 24 hours after he had returned home from his annual and taxpayer-funded month-long sojourn in the Far East, has triggered fresh anger and heated debate among long-suffering Zimbabweans. Angry opposition parties and c...
Time to act on damaged roads 27 December 2016 HARARE - It is a travesty of justice that motorists pay road fees and other forms of tax yearly yet they drive on badly damaged roads which government and relevant departments don’t bother to fix. For years, motorists and indeed members of the public who use commuter transport have watched hel...
Zim's potholes hell 11 May 2016 HARARE - Anyone who has driven around Zimbabwe's roads knows that they are in need of a serious facelift, if not a complete overhaul. In the past, the roads used to be very bad after every rainy season, but now it feels like our roads are on a daily basis finding new ways to crumble, fall apar...
Harare dirtiest city in southern Africa - Kaseke 14 April 2016 HARARE - The City of Harare is the dirtiest capital city in southern Africa and the city fathers are anti-tourism, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke told the Daily News this week. Kaseke said coupled with the dirt, most roads leading to high density areas...
Zinara blasted over potholes 11 January 2015 BULAWAYO - The City Council here has criticised Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) for failing to remit funds to rehabilitate roads as a crater field of potholes is being neglected. The road defects, which can be found on almost all roads here, have been getting progressively deep...
Please act now, Mr President 13 March 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's service delivery sectors are on a death spiral that could produce a crisis, with hospitals in the intensive care unit, water getting scarcer and thousands of children dropping out of school, and  increasingly desperate citizens being caught in the crossfire. With social ser...
'Harare needs $2bn for road rehab' 7 March 2014 HARARE - Harare City Council needs about $2 billion to rehabilitate and maintain its roads, a University of Zimbabwe research paper says. The $2 billion will cover the cost of rehabilitation and maintenance of roads, street lights, pavements, traffic lights, kerbs, culverts and drains. The ...
Harare needs $600m to patch potholes 20 January 2014 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) needs approximately $600 million to fix ubiquitous potholes on the capital’s roads, an official has said. George Munyonga, the city council’s roads operations manager, told the Daily News the roads were in a very bad state hence the refurbishments going on, w...
Harare to patch up potholes 9 January 2014 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) will in the next four weeks embark on major road maintenance as the rains have caused major damage to the roads. “The rains, which are pounding a road network starved of periodic intervention measures over the years due to underfunding of the roads sector, ar...
Narrow escape for city council 6 January 2014 BULAWAYO - A motorist who sued the Bulawayo City Council for injuries sustained during an accident on a potholed road was left nonplussed when the Civil Court magistrate Merylene Mutshina granted a judgment in favour of the council. Godwill Masiwa had sued the Bulawayo City Council for more th...