The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructure has called on mining companies to rehabilitate infrastructure in areas they operate.

A fact finding tour by the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructure in Murewa recently revealed that most damaged roads need rehabilitation with mining firms being urged to allocate revenue from part of the extracted resources to the maintenance of roads in areas they operate.

Committee chairman, Cde Dexter Nduna said legislation must be enacted to compel mines to rehabilitate roads in their areas and remove the strain on meagre resources in the Ministry of Transport. 

Representatives of mining firms within the Murewa area pledged to fulfill the directives from the committee.

The committee also queried repairs done on Chivake bridge in Murewa were it is reported US$566 000 was used for the bridge rehabilitation after it was damaged by a falling granite rock from the mine.