CHIKOMBA—Chikomba Rural District Council (RDC) has begun constructing roads in its oldest low-density suburb 26 years later. Northwood Suburb was first built in 1996
Chikomba Rural District Council (RDC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bullen Chiwara confirmed the development to The Mirror.
Chiwara blamed inflation as the main reason for the delay in road construction.
“We have failed to timeously construct roads in Northwood suburb and some parts of Chikomba district because of inflation.
“Some residential stands were paid off when the money had devalued, and it was impossible for the council to service the area. We are using Emergency Road Rehabilitation Phase 2 (ERRP) and council funds to construct major roads in Chivhu,” said Chiwara.
Ward 9 councillor Christopher Muchenje told The Mirror that the council is also working on completing Northwood Primary School.
However, Chivhu Residents and Ratepayers Alliance chairperson Collen Zvarevashe said the council is doing shoddy work on the project.
“The Alliance is worried about the quality of work. The engineer is not doing his work, and at the end of the day, what should be a good project will end up being another waste of resources. Northwood residents have a torrid time during the rainy season when all roads are muddy and some parts of the suburb inaccessible. Motorists have to leave their cars in town,” said Zvarevashe.
Chikomba RDC purchased a grader, truck, and other heavy machinery in 2021 used to carry out council projects. https://masvingomirror.com/