The government of Zimbabwe has availed US $30m for various roads in Matabeleland South province under the road development programme that will see maintenance of roads and undertaking of developmental projects in the province.
Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister, Joel Biggie Matiza confirmed the reports and said that addressing the road and traffic state of the province is part of the goals of the devolution agenda that President Mnangagwa is promoting as a developmental matrix, and Matabeleland South’s position makes it critical as a transport hub, necessitating development of the infrastructure.
“Work is going to be done on five or six major roads. Contracts have already been signed and contractors are preparing to move in and by 2030, Matabeleland South will be a different place,” said Joel Biggie.
Zimbabwe’s vision 2030
Minister of State for Matabeleland South Provincial Affairs, Abednico Ncube pointed out that infrastructure development and good road network would play a pivotal role in ensuring that the province contributed to the development of the country’s economy and attainment of vision 2030.
“As Government implemented devolution, Matabeleland South should thrive to be an economic giant with trafficable roads. He said he appointed a new Zinara board so that it could bring financial prudence to the parastatal,” said Abednico Ncube.