The government, through the District Development Fund (DDF) has moved in to rehabilitate Masuka-Mutimutema road in Gokwe south that had become impassable after the rains had destroyed part of the stretch.

Gokwe south community said the rehabilitation of Masuka, Defe, Mutimutema dust road is set to help towards the ease of doing business in the area as they thanked the government for addressing their plight.

The 42 km stretch helps to connect Gokwe south to Nembudziya and Gokwe town and is being rehabilitated to the tune of half a million dollars.

The community is delighted by the progress being made on the road as they anticipate business to boom.

Assessing the progress of the road in Gokwe, Minister of State in Vice President Kembo Mohadi’s office, Cde Davis Marapira said the government, through the DDF, have lined up more projects to uplift the lives of marginalised communities.

“These roads came after President Emmerson Mnangagwa sent DDF to assist in the development of the infrastructure. Besides the roads issue, the DDF has also been instructed to drill boreholes. We have eight boreholes to be drilled in the next 30 days. We are also going to assist in the construction of a local school, being spearheaded by a local church,” he said.

The government has taken a deliberate approach to construct roads and bridges in marginalised communities to uplift the standards of living in those areas.