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Mthuli Ncube 

 …says Chilonga bridge reconstruction set for 2022

Terrence Ndowora

Minister of Finance and Economic Development Prof Mthuli Ncube last week delivered ‘sweet’ news for the people of Chilonga saying the government will embark on the reconstruction of the Chilonga Bridge in 2022.

The Chilonga Bridge, which connects Chiredzi South and Chiredzi town, has been impassable during the rainy season owing to its low lying nature shutting people out from social and economic services.

Prof Ncube, who more often than not indicates left while turning right, said that the government was aware of the plight of the people of Chilonga and plans have already been set in motion to reconstruct the bridge.

“I visited Chilonga Bridge in Chiredzi last year, the bridge has to be fixed and the government has a budget to fix it.  The government this year is focusing on re-designing of the bridge but construction should start next year,” said Prof Ncube.

Chilonga Bridge has been a cause of concern for the people in Chiredzi South for a long time with lives being lost as people tried to cross the flooded bridge during the rainy season.

“I noticed that the Chilonga community had to detour about 60km just to get across the bridge and some lost their lives while trying to cross the flooded bridge.

“The government is committed to address this problem,” said Ncube.

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