Repair Tsholotsho Road: MP

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TSHOLOTSHO North MP Roselyn Nkomo has called on the government and the council to expeditiously attend to the run down Bulawayo-Tsholotsho Road, which has been in a state of disrepair for a while.

Ronald Moyo
Own Correspondent

Some motorists who use the road have called for its closure, describing it as dangerous.

Nkomo said she was aware of the bad state of the road, but she was hoping to have a formal meeting with her Tsholotsho South counterpart Zenzo Sibanda to discuss the way forward before taking the issue to the Transport and Infrastructural Development ministry.

“We are aware of the state of the road because we use it,” she said.

“It is even worse during the rainy seasons.

“I am yet to meet Tsholotsho South MP before we approach the minister responsible.

“We will talk to our council and see if they can work with the government because we cannot ignore this.”

With the promotion of Tsholotsho Football Club to the Premier Soccer League for 2015, the road is likely to be busier, as the club owners have insisted they want to play their matches in Tsholotsho.

Questions have been asked why senior government officials from Tsholotsho are not looking into repairing the road.

Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs minister Cain Mathema, for several years commuted daily between Bulawayo and Tsholotsho where he lives.

Information and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo also comes from Tsholotsho, while late Vice-President John Nkomo was from the district as well.