MDC Alliance leader, Advocate Nelson Chamisa says the government needs to construct and rehabilitate roads to curb the congestion that is experienced in Harare Central Business.
The MDC Alliance leader expressed that there is need for Zimbabwean government to construct many roads so as to ensure that the country will not experience traffic congestion.
Advocate Nelson Chamisa was commenting on claims by the cabinet that traffic congestion in the country is as a result of the unavailability of fuel.
“Zimbabwe needs Spaghetti roads not a spaghetti Cabinet,” Chamisa posted on his twitter handle.
The MDC Alliance President’s sentiments comes after cabinet recently had agreed to set up an inter-ministerial team to deal with congestion on the country’s roads that had increased especially in urban areas.
Furthermore, in the recent post cabinet media briefing, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa also said that the government was going to set up an inter-ministerial team which will be led by Local Government minister July Moyo and would look at ways of decongesting the roads.
Minister Mutsvangwa also added that the cause of congestion on the roads was as a result of the relaxation of Covid-19 regulations by the government, fuel availability and the current increase on economic activities.
“Cabinet notes that there is increased economic activity due to the decisive interventions by government on the financial sector. Additionally, the easing of the lockdown measures, the increased availability of fuel on the local market, and increased economic activity, has seen the number of cars on our roads increase and this has resulted in vehicle traffic congestion.
“To that end, an inter-ministerial committee chaired by the Minister of Local Government has been directed to look into decongesting the roads and addressing the poor lighting in our cities. Road users are also reminded to be cautious on the roads and observe the laid down regulations, as some are now causing chaos,” said Mutsvangwa.
Despite cabinet sentiments, MDC A spokesperson Fadzai Mahere said the recent project on Kazungula project in Botswana was a testimony of what Zimbabwe need to do as a nation to attain positive infrastructural development.
“The example of Kazungula Bridge demonstrates what’s going to happen on the continent if Zimbabwe continues on the path it’s on. We will be left behind. Sadly, those that rule spend all their energy on silencing progress instead of building the nation. We need new leaders,” she said.