Zimbabwe treasury department has released US $1,5 billion from this year’s National Budget for roads rehabilitation, as the Second Republic continues to ensure roads are trafficable after damages caused by heavy rains that hit most parts of the country.

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, said US$1 billion had been released towards the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme 2 (ERRP2), while $500 million goes to the District Development Fund (DDF) to respond to weather-related emergencies.

Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said  “With a view to address the issue of poor workmanship, the Programme Steering Committee intends to initiate remedial training for project supervisors and managers through the ERRP 2 National and Provincial Technical Committees.

The Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme 2 (ERRP2) became important after President Mnangagwa on February 9 last year, declared the state of all roads a national disaster, giving impetus to the operationalisation of the ERRP2.


SOURCE: The Herald

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