Shurugwi town gets facelift
SHURUGWI Town Council says it has spent more than $250 000 towards the rehabilitation of infrastructure and installation of street lights.
Town chairperson, Councillor Tsungai Makore, said the local authority was benefiting from the Private Public Partnership (PPP’s) model under which it received $197 000 from Unki Mine, towards the rehabilitation of the main road in the CBD.
“Shurugwi is getting a major facelift and we started by the rehabilitation of the busiest road in town, which is Third Street courtesy of the PPP’s we have with Unki Mines. They gave us $197 000. The works are complete and the road is good as new,” he said.
After the rehabilitation of Third Street, Clr Makore said council installed the first ever traffic lights and 12 street lights at a cost of $56 000.
“The first ever traffic lights at corner Third Street and Chromer road cost $34 000 and the 12 street lights were installed at a cost of $22 000. As we speak Shurugwi now have traffic lights and street lights,” he said.
Clr Makore said the Zimbabwe National Roads Authority (Zinara) had also approved the rehabilitation of a major road in Makusha high density area to the tune of over $100 000.
“There is a busy road in Makusha and we wrote to Zinara asking for funds for its rehabilitation. They approved and a company won the tender and is expected to start the rehabilitation works soon. After the rehabilitation of the roads we are going to install street lights,” said Clr Makore.