By Alfred Tembo
Gweru businesswoman and land developer has scored a first by mobilizing resources and manpower to repair the seriously damaged Lower Gweru road which was causing nightmares for motorists.
Recent heavy rains damaged most roads in the city, with the Lower Gweru road being the most affected and commuters were now being charged double by pirate taxis plying the route.
River Valley Properties (RVP) teamed up with Ward 16 councilor, Parerenyatwa Nyika and local residents to start repairing potholes, clearing drainage system and educating people on proper refuse disposal methods.
In an interview during a tour of the affected areas, Dr Smelly Dube said her company was upholding its tradition of giving back to the community by pulling resources together to assist in repairing the road and drainage system.
“I have mobilized manpower, trucks to ferry gravel and with the assistance of local leadership, residents have also joined in the effort. As you can see the Lower Gweru road is one of the most damaged roads in the city and it is our duty as a corporate to come in to assist,” said Dr Dube.
She added that local land developers including Shesham Investments held a meeting where it was agreed that they will assist in repairing roads once the rains are over.
Woodlands councilor, Parerenyatwa Nyika said assistance by River Valley Properties was timely and worthy as it impact people directly.
He said hundreds of people were to benefit from the humanitarian venture that the land developer had embarked on and called upon other business corporates to follow suit.
“Over 5000 households from Woodlands would directly benefit from this temporary venture of rehabilitating the blocked drainage system and road.
At the same time several hundreds of travelers from Gweru to Lower Gweru would also benefit as transporters were now shunning the route,” said Cllr Nyika. #The Sun