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back into the community: Chisumbanje Ethanol Project told
December 02, 2013
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Chiredzi Chairperson, Marko Shoko has called for the Chisumbanje
Ethanol Project to plough back into the community through the construction
and maintenance of the road network so as to reduce road carnages.
said it is very sad that the community is losing a lot of lives
due to road carnages as the Chisumbanje highway has all of a sudden
become too busy with haulage trucks ferrying ethanol daily and thus
traffic enforcement is highly called for.
Recently a Chisumbanje
road accident claimed the lives of more than 20 people. The victims
died a painful death as they were burnt in the fireball that ensued
after a Green Fuel haulage truck loaded with ethanol collided head
on with a Mazda T35 truck ferrying mourners.
said, ”A holistic approach which involves all stakeholders
should be effected to ensure that as the nation benefits from the
production of ethanol in Chisumbanje, lives need to be protected
in the event of disasters of such magnitude”.
reminds the responsible authorities that the establishment of the
ethanol plant meant that disaster management systems must also have
been put in place and calls for the speedy development of life-saving
facilities such as hospitals and fire tenders.
urges the Government, through the relevant ministry, to upgrade
the Chisumbanje highway as some parts of the roads have potholes.
Youth Forum membership in Chiredzi has also implored the Chisumbanje
Ethanol project to prioritise the young people from around their
community for employment opportunities so as to empower them.
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