Shu­rugwi town gets facelift

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Business News - Mid­lands Bu­reau

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.

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