By Melissa Makoto
Harare City Council is on another road works and rehabilitation programme including the erection of humps and road markings.
In recent minutes by the council, they stated that the road works needed an amount of $36 457 915.
“The summarised information was; 2017 Roll Over needed $2 781 012.33, 2018 ERRP needed $12 997 546 and Presidential routes needed 5 406 442.08, Hot Spot Programme needed $1 822915,”stated the minutes
“Additional funding 2018 ERRP also needed $13 000 000 all with ZINARA as their Funding Agency and then Mbare Musika Bus Terminus needed $450 000, and the Minister of Finance being the Funding Agency.”
The minutes also stated that the City received $900 000 towards the Routine Maintenance Programme from ZINARA.
The Committee noted that the contractors’ engaged to carry out Emergency Road Rehabilitation programme works had scaled down on operations due to price fluctuations,”
The contactors had submitted a request to review their road works rates in view of the current volatile economic situation and an amount of $900 000 was received from ZINARA Routine Maintenance Programme which was to pay labour, trucks and plant repairs and Bitumen Products.”
In addition they also stated the progress on the road works.
“The Golden Quarry bus terminus was 85% complete and a total of $1 768 010.07 was claimed and paid to Bitumen world and the City had renewed some road works contracts after getting authority from Procurement Regulatory Authority Zimbabwe,” states the minutes
Dieppe Road bus terminus was 35% complete, a total of $1 269 573.69 had been claimed and paid to Tencraft Construction whilst at Rhodesville Bus Terminus contractor, Tensor System (Pvt) Ltd was paid $250 500 mainly for site establishment, clearing and preliminary earthworks on the five hectares site before works were suspended.”
The committee also expressed that there was need for the Director of Works to fill potholes with gravel as an interim measures and also to spread gravel which had been piling in some roads for a long time to make roads traffic-able.