Articles tagged 'roads'

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 ...
Minister grilled over rising road carnage 8 April 2017 HARARE - Transport minister Joram Gumbo was on Thursday grilled by senators over the increase of fatal accidents on Zimbabwe's roads, with the legislators demanding government's action to curb further loss of lives. This comes as at least 30 people were killed after a South Africa-bound Prolin...
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...
Govt raises $35m to fix roads 5 April 2017 HARARE - Government has raised $35 million to fix roads and bridges damaged by floods. Senior principal director in the Office of the President and Cabinet Ozias Hove said the funds were raised through the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme. This comes after Local Government minister S...
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...
Concern over Chinese road construction deal 22 February 2017 HARARE - Transport minister Jorum Gumbo was yesterday grilled by legislators over the granting of a road construction contract to a Chinese company. Transport and Infrastructure parliamentary portfolio committee MPs asked whether the ministry had put in place measures to guard against being sh...
Tsvangirai savages 'Gukurahundi bash' 21 February 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has slammed President Robert Mugabe for holding his multi-million dollar birthday celebrations this coming Saturday near the graves of Gukurahundi victims who were slain by the North Korea-trained 5th Brigade in the early 1980s. Mugabe, who turns 93...
'Use Mugabe's birthday cash to fix roads' 17 February 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF must channel the large sums of money budgeted for President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday bash towards rehabilitation of Zimbabwe's derelict roads, Chitungwiza North MDC MP Godfrey Sithole told the National Assembly. The nonagenarian and scores of guests are expected enjoy the...
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...
Mugabe spared potholes 30 January 2017 HARARE - Barely a week after the government declared Harare's roads a state of disaster, roads leading to President Robert Mugabe's urban and rural residences remain smooth, something that observers say shows that government is not showing the nonagenarian the whole picture. Mugabe sneaked bac...
Harare council mulls concrete roads 25 January 2017 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) is considering constructing concrete roads this year. The local authority's acting town clerk, Josephine Ncube, said cement roads last longer, the materials are readily available and HCC had the capacity to use such technology. Ncube said the pilot pro...
Time to change tack on accidents 28 December 2016 HARARE - It is disconcerting that despite repeated efforts to curb road carnage, Zimbabwe's roads continue to claim lives due to a number of reasons, chief among them drink-driving and speeding. While it is a travesty of justice that motorists pay road fees and other forms of tax yearly yet th...
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...
'Bad roads hinder healthcare access, delivery' 8 July 2016 CHIPINGE - A leading women's health organisation has identified poor road infrastructure as a major contributor to the country's high maternal and neonatal deaths. Executive director of the Women's Action Group (Wag) Edinah Masiyiwa told a community health day meeting at Rimbi Business Centre ...
'$5bn for roads rehabilitation conservative' 4 March 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's $5 billion budget for road construction and rehabilitation is a “conservative figure”, given the $1 million per-kilometre cost of building highways, analysts say. This comes as global studies have shown that bad roads were increasing the cost of delivered goods and Transpor...
'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 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...