Information Secretary, Nick Mangwana has been criticised after giving an update on the construction of a bridge over Govogwe River in Masvingo with observers saying the development was not worth reporting on as it is insignificant.
Mangwana had posted:
MASVINGO Frame 1 was the bridge over Govogwe River which was used to access Ngomahuru Psychiatric Hospital. This always caused crossing difficulties during the rain season. Then Govt intervened via #ERRP2. Now we have frame 2.
He attached a picture of the new bridge. See below.
He also attached the picture of the bridge that was replaced. See below:
However, the post attracted criticism from some Twitter users. We present some of the comments to Mangwana’s post. Rugare Musango @MasangoRugarereplied:
Government officials shouldn’t be celebrating building such poor bridges that easily get swept away by water. We need quality and modern infrastructure mukoma Nick. Another thing, don’t call gov duty an intervention. We must never celebrate mediocrity
zapgang101 @i_am_kmuk replied to Mangwana:
That bridge is likely to collapse because of structural and design deficiencies, corrosion, construction and supervision mistakes, accidental overload and impact, scour, and lack of maintenance or inspection. In other words ndirikuti hapana bridge
Tendai @conmut replied to Mangwana:
Doing your job is not “intervening”, it’s a service that the people deserve, and it is the Gvt’s duty to deliver because the people pay taxes. You still need to improve on quality and aesthetics.
Marble Kay @BlueMables replied to Mangwana’s post:
Engage professionals munyori, this is so outdated. I am not an engineer but am asking myself what will happen rwizi urwo rwukazara and am not happy with the answers am giving myself. A lot of factors were not taken into consideration apa #ZanuPFMustGo
Edwin @evsiyavora replied to Mangwana’s post:
If these new pass bridges being done now could be built with future developments in mind. Is this a 2 lane or single lane pass bridge ?
Fortue’s mum @Manzu74298301 also replied to Mangwana:
You call this govt intervention yekela mbanje ekuseni so out of the millions you loot you build this shit and you tell us it’s government intervention.