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Calls for Sanyati road rehab get louder

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STAKEHOLDERS have called on the government to prioritise the rehabilitation of the Sanyati-Kadoma Road following reports that public transport operators had withdrawn their services citing the poor state of the road.

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The repair of the busy road, stakeholders said, would make the cotton-growing area of Sanyati more accessible thereby attracting investment such as ginneries and banks.

“We urge the government to urgently repair the road because our buses are being damaged. There is a high volume of vehicular traffic along the route and this warrants the widening and tarring of the stretch,” said Abisha Muchada, chairman of Rural Commuter Omnibus Operators’ Association.

A Sanyati farmer Willias Zvomuya told NewsDay the rehabilitation of the road would enable farmers easy and affordable transportation of cotton to depots in Kadoma and Chegutu.

Last week, the Sanyati-Kadoma road rehabilitation came under the spotlight in Parliament with Transport deputy minister Petronella Kagonye informing the House that the programme had been allocated funds in the 2014 National Budget, but up to now Treasury had not disbursed any money towards the exercise.

Chegutu West MP Dexter Nduna, while addressing Parliament, said the widening and tarring of the Sanyati-Kadoma Road was long overdue.

Nduna appealed to local businesspeople to mobilise funds to augment government efforts to give the road a face-lift.

In the past, Sanyati MP Blessed Geza has reportedly used his own resources to repair feeder roads in the constituency.

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