CHIREDZI – The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport will soon visit Ngundu -Tanganda highway to assess the damage by cane haulage trucks from Green Fuel and to also engage local companies towards the refurbishment of the highway.
Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport, Dexter Nduna who is also Member of Parliament for Chegutu West said his committee was engaging miners and big agricultural to find a way forward.
Speaking after the commissioning of Nandi-Mkwasine railway line recently, Nduna indicated that his committee will be coming back to assess the highway and encourage companies that use it to help in its refurbishment.
Besides Green Fuels, Tongaat Hullet Zimbabwe haulage trucks also use the same route to transport sugarcane from Middle Sabi to its mill.
Ngundu - Tanganda Road is in very bad shape especially along the section that stretches Save - Checheche growth point
"In a few days to come, we are coming back to assess Ngundu - Tanganda Road which was mainly damaged by Green Fuel. We need their help so that we can refurbishment the road.
"We will not be interfering with programmes in the (Transport) ministry but we just want to join hands with them so that the local companies will help in the refurbishment of the road," Nduna said.
He also said the country's roads were very old and would require US$20 billion for their refurbishment yet the government was still resource-constrained to meet those targets.
"Most of our roads are very bad and they require something like US$20 billion but we don't have that money at the moment. We are still struggling to pay the US$206 million dollars that was requested for the completion of Plumtree - Mutare highway," said Nduna.local