potholes 01-06-11 2.jpgHarare residents have castigated the city council for neglecting its mandate of repairing roads, saying the situation is set to even deteriorate further once the rain season gets into full swing.
People who spoke to ZBC News said the city council has ignored its mandate of repairing roads thus leaving vehicles at risk of being damaged by potholes especially during this rainy season.

However, Harare City Council Town Clerk, Dr Tendai Mahachi, blamed the Zimbabwe National Road Authority (ZINARA) which he said is now collecting licensing money.

Dr Mahachi said the city council this year only received US$1,8 million out of the expected US$8 million for road maintenance programmes.

ZINARA has now taken over the vehicle licensing portfolio from local authorities.

Complaints have been leveled against ZINARA for failing to account for the money.

ZINARA Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Frank Chitukutuku, could not be contacted as he was in office while his mobile was not reachable.