Ward 14 road developments – latest pictures & information

I recently heard from Oscar Bumhe (Road Project Chairman) about the ongoing road development which affects residents of Ward 14, Murewa (see https://friendsofpakati.com/2020/10/18/developments-in-ward-14-home-of-pakati-schools/ ). Below are some of the images he sent to me (thank you!) showing the progress they are making. Enjoy!

“This is one area that has been troubling us for years, as it was difficult passing through during the rainy season”.

This area is Mukurazhizha area, 2km from the tarred road. The development began where the shops are are, at the 44-mile marker along the Harare-Mutoko road.

Purple: shops at 44miles along the Harare-Mutoko highway – Yellow: early part of the route of the road development

Here are a couple if short videos of the work being done…

Here is what the finished product looks like. Two areas have now been completed, with 3 remaining.

It is great news for local residents and businesses to have these improvements to the infrastructure, making transport easier, especially during the seasonal rains. Still s fair bit to do, but progress is definitely being made.

Author:

My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and spent the last 14 years as a Civil Servant in Bradford. I married a Zimbabwean woman & we have 2 sons.

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