The upgrading of roads, which had temporarily stopped due to delays in the disbursements of funds, has resumed at Tsholotsho rural district council, following the unveiling of $356 000 by the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA).

The upgrading of the 2,4 kilometre road and surfacing of the bus terminus in Tsholotsho is now 25% complete.

The project has also been affected by shortages of water at Tsholotsho district centre, a situation which has seen the council accessing water from as far as Gwayi River.

Equipment has also been brought to the centre from other districts to ensure that the project is completed before the onset of the rain season.

Tsholotsho RDC Engineer, Lawrence Nhandara said one kilometre of the targeted stretch has been compacted and tested to the satisfaction of both the contractor and the local authority.

“So what you see now is we are dumping out the 150 millimetres of soil so that we can start dumping again and then from our gun chart, we have estimated that we need six weeks of operations and then after six weeks, we will be having our tarmac,” said Engineer Nhandara.

Meanwhile the contractor has been paid $70 000 to cover works done at ZRP road as well as the costs incurred during the mobilisation.