- June 8, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
Boterekwa road which is an international passage for trade and tourism has collapsed on Friday leaving transporters at great risk since they are now using one way this has been caused by the illegal gold panners.
Langton Mupeta district administrator Shurugwi has engaged different stakeholders like the road department, Shurugwi ZRP and all responsible authorities to work on the road as a matter of emergency. Unki mine also promised to cheap in if the road department does not have enough resources.
“The situation is pretty bad and I had proposed that a traffic control system be established from Shurugwi town to control motorists in order for them to exercise extreme caution,” said Mupeta.
He added that motorists are in panic now due to the collapse of the first curve when you are heading to Shurugwi town and we are likely to face total closure of the road in the near future.
“There is a serious road failure mostly caused by heavy haulage trucks and there are so many tunnels under the road so we should address the issue of tunnels first to be filled with concrete if we ignore they will be total road failure . Right now we are expecting the engineer tomorrow morning at the site and have the way forward,” added Mupeta.
Another resident also suggested that the government should consult Gorddad to help with his graders to open another road as we wait for the maintenance of the main road.
“These illegal miners have brought shame on us how can they temper around with such an infrastructure. The road is used for all tradings even with foreign countries. The police should not remain silent about these gold panners found in Boterekwa should be jailed,” said the source.
Source: Masvingo Mirror