The Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) says the perimeter fence between Gweru and Bulawayo road has this year completely eliminated road accidents involving animals.

This comes as financial challenges are stalling progress in completing the national fencing programme of major roads.

The Gweru-Bulawayo road used to record one accident involving animals in every two days and a total of 732 accidents involving animals were recorded from January 2014 to December 2016.

TSCZ managing director, Mr ObioChinyere said after the completion of the programme in January this year, no accident involving animals was recorded.

He revealed that progress in the national fencing programme has been affected by financial constraints.

The organisation eyes completing the Plumtree-Bulawayo road and Gweru to Kwekwe road before the end of this year.

The elimination of road accidents involving animals from January to July this year on the same road is an indication that the project must be expedited if the country is to record zero accidents involving animals along the highways.