The reconstruction of Muzeze bridge that links Birchenough and Nyazvidzi continues at a snail like pace much to the frustration of local villagers who are now calling on authorities to expedite the release of required resources to allow it to be completed.
Several bridges countrywide were last year destroyed by rains that also badly damaged roads with Muzeze in Buhera South being one of the bridges that was swept away.
The announcement of its reconstruction brought joy to villagers in Buhera who could not cross to the other side during the rainy season.
The reconstruction of the bridge spearheaded by the District Development Fund with the support of the local legislator Cde Joseph Chinotimba is however taking long to be complete due to shortage of resources.
Cde Chinotimba said there is need for government to increase workforce and deploy more machinery to complete the bridge in time stating that delays will increase the costs to the government while affecting livelihoods in the communities.
Cases of people drowning while trying to cross rivers on flooded bridges have been recorded in the past prompting the need for the speedy reconstruction of such infrastructure.