Zimbabwe’s Headlands-Mayo Road Reconstruction to Commence

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The Second Republic believes that modernising national transportation infrastructure would spur economic growth and development, therefore work on the Headlands-Mayo Road Reconstruction as part of the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme Phase 2 (ERRP2) is set to begin soon.

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Headlands-Mayo Road Reconstruction is included in National Development Strategy 1’s infrastructure cluster, and roads are considered as critical economic facilitators in reaching Vision 2030 and an empowered upper middle-income society.

The government has spent over $1 billion on road rehabilitation, gravelling, and drainage structure as part of the Second Republic’s ERRP2, which was announced by President Mnangagwa earlier this year.

Residents demanded that the Mwarazi bridge be repaired as soon as possible because the tragedy had caused them to take a detour.

Headlands (Manicaland Province) and Mutoko are connected via the roughly 80-kilometer Headlands-Mayo Road (Mashonaland East Province).

The Headlands-Mayo Road Reconstruction is being built after the Mwarazi bridge, which connects Headlands to Chendambuya, Nyanga, Mayo, Chinyudze, Rusape, and Maparudzi, was swept away earlier this year causing panic among residents. Several other infrastructures were damaged during the previous wet season, including bridges, roads, and other infrastructure.

People utilised the Mwarazi bridge to go to health clinics, schools, and agricultural markets, especially Grain Marketing Board depots.

Following the inspection, Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Felix Mhona, his deputy Mike Madiro, Minister of State for Manicaland Nokhuthula Matsikinyeri, and other senior government officials emphasised the need for rapid action.

Since then, the Mwarazi bridge has been rebuilt, and the government is presently trying to reconstruct the road. The rebuilding of the project began in April 2021 and was completed in September 2021.

Last week, Minister Mhona and several top government officials toured the Headlands-Mayo Road and expressed their satisfaction with the development.

The road’s reconstruction is scheduled to commence once the government has completed all of the necessary procedures, including the tendering process.