Jonga said DDF received a mere $2m, which was not enough to cover a single province. Some of the money will be used to buy 29 vehicles.
He added that Manicaland alone needed $5.9m to address its road network problem.
The Minister of state for presidential affairs, Flora Buka, has courted donors to restore partnerships with the government in a bid to make the DDF functional again. She said: “Obsolete equipment and lack of adequate tractors and motor vehicles to use for day-to-day operations have gravely affected operations of the DDF.”
The minister said that, in past years, the donor community had been a key partner in the operations of DDF and that needed to be restored. Auctions of obsolete equipment would be held to raise money for the Fund.
During her provincial tour, Buka visited Marange, where there is a programme to repair broken boreholes, the washed away Nyang’ombe Bridge in Nyanga and the Mutunha irrigation scheme in Buhera, which has been lying idle for a long time.Post published in: News