hre road.jpgThe Harare City council has embarked on a US$2 million road maintenance project in the capital to repair most of the roads which are in a bad state.


Town Clerk Dr Tendai Mahachi said the local authority has embarked on a major rehabilitation programme of the roads with the first phase focusing on main roads, while the second one is expected to move into all the residential areas before the 2010 to 2011 rainfall season.


He said: “Our roads are in a bad state and as city authorities we have embarked on a major exercise. So far we have done 12km of Harare Drive, we have now moved into Kirkman and some parts of Ashdown Park. We have a two million dollar facility that is meant for the programme.”


Dr Mahachi said part of the money is being used to purchase critical equipment required in road construction as the available machines and vehicles are now obsolete.


Most of the country’s roads are in a state of disrepair, with many having dangerous potholes. This is as result of years of failure to maintain, due to illegal sanctions which have impacted negatively on all the sectors of the economy.