By Vumani Mthiyane
The local authority received ZWL$1.2 million.
Speaking to CITE, URDC chairperson and ward 4 Councillor Jetro Moyo said their road network is in need of urgent attention.
Cllr Moyo also revealed that some of the projects for the period 2019 – 2020 have been implemented while some of the outstanding projects will be shelved and priority will be given to road rehabilitation project.
“Following the consistent breakdowns of the grader which I believe has outlived its lifespan we agreed and managed to buy a tipper truck, tractor and a trailer specifically for road rehabilitation. Beside roads we also managed to complete the Shale clinic, installation of Habane tower light and construction of a landfill,” said the chairperson Cllr Moyo.
Cllr Moyo added that there are plans of developing Esigodini so that it attains town status.
A source privy to council management plans told CITE that they had been spending a huge chunk of the budget in outsourcing equipment for road maintenance hence they arrived at a decision to invest in their own equipment.
“We were spending a lot of money in hiring road equipment hence we saw it fit to first improve our capacity as a council,” said the source.