Articles tagged 'roads'

Govt revives abandoned road projects 24 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has intensified efforts to revive road and bridge projects that were abandoned more than 30 years ago. The country's road infrastructure is in dire need of rehabilitation to improve economic growth and meet international standards after years ...
Masvingo residents protest Road Levy 23 March 2018 HARARE - Masvingo residents are threatening to boycott paying a proposed road levy, claiming the city council imposed it on them. Masvingo United Residents and Ratepayers Alliance (Murra) spokesperson Godfrey Mtimba said the road levy resolution was passed in consultation with ratepayers. M...
Zim gets over $5m for roads rehab 1 November 2017 CHINHOYI - Zimbabwe has so far received over $5 million from the Japanese government, which has been channelled toward roads rehabilitation. This was revealed during a handover ceremony of bitumen to the Transport ministry in Chinhoyi, Mashonaland West Province. Officiating at the event, Tr...
Highway dualisation project gets national status 16 October 2017 HARARE - Government has granted national project status to the $3 billion Beitbridge-Chirundu highway dualisation project following months of protracted negotiations. The dispensation, approved last week Friday, paves way for the project's financier, Austria-based Geiger International (Geiger)...
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...
EASTERN NEWS | Mugabe visit occasions road repairs 5 October 2017 HARARE - Hoteliers in Vumba may have to thank President Robert Mugabe for the repairs done to the road linking the mountainous city of Mutare to this internationally-acclaimed holiday destination. Word has it that the Zanu PF leader is scheduled to visit the Vumba area soon to officially commi...
Major highways upgrade to begin this month 3 October 2017 HARARE - Work to upgrade and add more lanes to the 900km highway from Beitbridge on the border with South Africa to Chirundu on the Zambian border will begin this month, Transport minister Joram Gumbo has told the Senate. Gumbo said surveyors were working on segments of the road which have bee...
Surveying begins for Hre-Beitbridge road 22 September 2017 HARARE - Surveying of the Harare-Beitbridge highway has started from Skyline to Beatrice under an agreement with the Austrian contractor Geiger International. The highway is Zimbabwe’s busiest and most economically significant, and is part of the North-South Corridor that directly links landlo...
Musicians now a road menace 13 September 2017 HARARE - Gospel singer Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave has become the latest victim of negligent driving after she allegedly caused an accident in the capital which saw three cars damaged and her case is still pending at the Harare Magistrate Courts. This comes after urban grooves musician Tere...
Fatal accidents raise safety concerns 10 September 2017 HARARE - After three horror traffic accidents that claimed 24 lives in just three days last month, road traffic safety is once again taking centre stage, with public transport users and experts questioning authorities and transport operators' sincerity in tackling road carnage. Tragedy struck ...
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...
Something must be done about stray livestock 4 September 2017 EDITOR — Recently, I travelled along the Harare-Bulawayo highway and government should urgently do something about stray livestock. These animals are causing a lot of accidents on the road. I witnessed a number of accidents involving stray livestock and would like to call upon the governmen...
Let's all ensure a crash-free holiday 13 August 2017 HARARE - Another popular travelling holiday — the Heroes and Defence Forces days — begins tomorrow with several people having already journeyed to different destinations across the country on Friday. Most of Zimbabwe’s roads are in a bad state, leaving travellers at the mercy of drivers of bot...
Three more Zinara bosses nabbed 20 July 2017 HARARE - Three more Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) executives appeared in court yesterday facing criminal abuse of duty charges related to the embezzlement of $300 000. Zinara accountant Stephen Matute, regional engineer Givemore Tendai Kufa and director Human Resources managem...
Zinara a huge letdown: Masvingo mayor 3 July 2017 HARARE - Masvingo has been facing a perennial water crisis, among other service delivery challenges. Our reporter Blessings Mashaya (BM) had a wide-ranging interview with the city’s mayor, Hubert Fidze (HF), on the town’s plans to solve the myriad problems, including the delayed completion of ...
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 ...
Govt must act now on accidents 11 June 2017 HARARE - News that 45 people perished when a Zambia-bound bus — carrying mostly cross-border traders — crashed in Nyamakate near Makuti made very sad reading. Only last month, over 30 passengers were burnt beyond recognition in a bus accident at Nyamatikiti near Chaka in Chirumanzu. These a...
Mugabe's visit triggers action 2 June 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has scrambled to spruce up the poor town of Marondera in preparation of President Robert Mugabe's visit to the Mashonaland East provincial capital where he holds a mega rally at Rudhaka Stadium today. For the duration of the week, the usually quiet town has been a hive of acti...
Govt in $100m roads rehab deal 1 June 2017 HARARE - Government has struck a $100 million deal with banks to rehabilitate the country’s damaged roads, Transport minister Jorum Gumbo has said. This comes as rampaging floods, which injured 128 people and displaced at least 1 985, washed away several bridges and roads in major highways in ...
'Harare roads repairs shoddy' 23 May 2017 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) is doing a shoddy job on refurbishing roads, Transport minister Joram Gumbo has said. “I realise that Chiremba Road was not properly repaired,” Gumbo told the National Assembly last week. “Those who are not repairing those roads properly are the City o...
Zim to refurbish major roads 16 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is set to refurbish most of its major highways and local roads in an effort to reduce traffic accidents, Transport minister Joram Gumbo (pictured)  has said. The country requires at least $2,2 billion to rehabilitate the national road network comprising approximately 17 000 k...
Harare-Beitbridge highway Zanu PF job: Mahofa 30 April 2017 HARARE - Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa has said only Zanu PF supporters will be favoured in contract awarding for the construction of the Harare-Beitbridge highway. The call for domestic party preference in the public procurement process for the project was tabled during  ...
Zim spends $45m on road rehabilitation 27 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has spent $45 million on road rehabilitation, disbursed through State road fund administrator Zinara, with government looking into its coffers for more, Vice President (VP) Emmerson Mnangagwa said. The VP yesterday said the money had been channelled mostly towards road upgrad...
Chinese firm eyes HCC roads 19 April 2017 HARARE - Harare's potholed roads could be rehabilitated if Harare City Council (HCC) signs an agreement with a Chinese firm Sinohydro Corporation Limited. HCC's director of works Phillip Pfukwa told the environmental management committee that Sinohydro had already submitted their expression of...
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...