Residents of Runyararo West suburb in Masvingo are calling on the local authority to quickly speed up rehabilitation of Kelvin Majange road where heaps of gravel were left on the side of the road.
Residents told Hevoi FM News that the heaps of gravel are now obstructing the movement of traffic that uses the road.
“We are calling Masvingo City Council to speed up the process of rehabilitating the road as the heaps of gravel left along the road are now affecting the flow of traffic during the peak hour,”said a resident.
Other residents said:
“We are now fearing for the safety of pupils learning at Francis Aphiri primary school who are being affected by the heaps of gravel.Council must be efficient in its work.”
This comes amid reports that a child was struck by a car on Saturday along the road by a driver who was trying to avoid the heaps of gravel.
Some motorists are now opting to use a path that passes through Jairos Jiri cemetery.
Masvingo mayor, councilor Collin Maboke told Hevoi FM News that they will soon carry out work on Kelvin Majange road, but progress has been stalled as the local authority is using just one grader for rehabilitation work.