The people of Maramba Pfungwe have expressed gratitude to the government for the tarring of the Murewa-Mandicheche road which is set to bring development to the area.

For years people of Maramba Pfungwe have advocated for the tarring of the Murewa Mandicheche road to no avail despite the road being a strategic link between Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Mashonaland Central provinces.

The coming in of the new dispensation has, however, brought smiles to this community who has always felt left out in developmental programmes.

“We would like to thank the government for finally remembering us it shows that President Mnangagwa’s administration prioritises the people,” said Maramba Pfungwe legislator Tichaona Karumazondo.

Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Cde Joel Biggie Matiza who also met roads authorities from the province assured the people of Maramba Pfungwe that the government is committed to ensuring the road is tarred up to Mazowe River Bridge so that it links to Rushinga in Mashonaland Central which is 54 km away.

“Although the first phase of this road construction will cover 10km, the government wants to ensure it covers the other remaining part up to Mazowe River Bridge,” he said.

Mashonaland East Minister of State Cde Apolonia Munzverengwi said this road construction programme will enhance development in the province.

“The construction of this road is set to bring development to this area which has always felt left out of developmental projects,” she said.

Other road construction and rehabilitation programmes currently underway in the province are the Wedza-Mushandirapamwe, Wedza-Sadza, Wedza-Chigondo, Landos-Mhendamu, Beatrice-Mubaira and the Murewa-Macheke roads.