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Govt Blacklists Road Contractors For Shoddy Work

Govt Blacklists Road Contractors For Shoddy Work

Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Felix Mhona said that contractors awarded tenders under the ongoing Emergency Road Repair Programme (Phase 2) who fail to perform as expected will not be given new contracts in future.

Mhona said legal action will also be taken against the contractors to recover funds they may have already been paid and wasted.

In a speech read on his behalf by Permanent Secretary, Theodius Chinyanga, while addressing legislators in the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructure Development touring road projects and tollgates at a meeting in Nyanga on Friday, Mhona said:

As we implement road works under ERRP 2, we have noted that some contractors are not meeting expected standards as some of them are already showing signs of distress.

Some are even failing to execute the works after being awarded contracts.

As Government, we have taken steps toward blacklisting in extreme cases.

I have instructed my officials to come up with modalities to recover any public funds which may have been, if any, lost due to the work of under-performing contractors using the legal route.

Mhona said notable progress has been recorded in upgrading highways which are the arteries of the economy. He said:

In this regard, I am pleased to inform this house that more than 300km of road has been opened to traffic along the Harare-Beitbridge highway.

Coupled with the upgrading of the Beitbridge Border Post, this positions Zimbabwe among the best routes for transporters within the SADC region, especially given its strategic locus along the North-South Corridor, he said.

Other major highways linking to ports are on the list for urgent development along with feeder and primary roads.

More: The Herald

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9 Comments

Da Truth 2 months ago

Tensor , Exodus nevamwe ngavatipe ma serious . Masvingo yabvongodzewa road ne Tensor pandinenge ndirimo ndinosgaiwa kuti vakawanda tender seyi plus .Okkkkk company chaiyo haisi ma stickers pamota dzayo ku construction industry unoisa ma branded logo sticker tinenge ta hire motor kuti tiwane tender nekuti kunodiwa amezvikwanisiro kkkk🙈🏃🏃🏃🏃🚉🚉🏃apandataurisa 🤐


Chawabvunza 2 months ago

I also suspect that khaki envelopes would have been exchanged [corruption]. I want to give a good example of the road between KAROI and CHIRUNDU which was constructed and tarred front 1957-1961. This portion of the road has not been reconstructed or resurfaced, although it is now being patched here and there.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].


Raymond Reddington 2 months ago

Zvirisei sei maZimbo


??? 2 months ago

U come to hold zvima meetings zvenyu zvisinei nenyanga, there are roads in Nyanga which are tarred on maps but on the ground hapana kumboiswa kana 1km zvayo, makaba. There are so many roads which are lyk that in Zim.


cute 2 months ago

vanotadza basa nekuti vanenge vadyirwa mari vachida kupuhwa basa


Da Truth 2 months ago

unowana tender seyi uri Thompson hako ma company iwayo taurai varidzi tinzwe havatauriki ndeeeeeee eheeee eee chaiko ndozvo eheeee

ED PFEE 2023 2 months ago

NYIKA INOVAKWA NEVENE VAYO!!!


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