The menacing gully that was threatening to swallow some parts of Gokwe town has since been reclaimed by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development after the government availed US$900 000 under the emergency rehabilitation programme for the reclamation exercise.

Midlands Provincial Roads Engineer, Stephen Kamutema said the reclamation of the massive gully that had cut through Gokwe Chireya road and was threatening the Gokwe Magistrates Court, the government complex and other buildings, is now complete and they have since put erosion protection works to prevent the re-occurrence of the gully.

The reclamation of the gully has brought a huge sigh of relief to the Gokwe community that feared the worst if the gully was not contained.

The community hailed the government for availing funds for the reclamation of the massive gully.

Turning on to other rehabilitation works, Engineer Kamutema said the two major bridges that were damaged by the heavy rains that characterised most parts of the province have since been repaired while Jeka in Mberengwa is still outstanding.

District Development Fund (DDF) Provincial Coordinator, Mrs Molly Mapfumo expressed satisfaction with all the projects that are being funded by the government under emergency rehabilitation programme.

Following the massive infrastructural damage by the rains, the government set aside funds running into millions for the road emergency rehabilitation programme.

The money was disbursed to urban councils and other road departments.