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Mufakose residents applaud council
Community Radio Harare (CORAH)
November 08, 2012

Mufakose residents have applauded the City of Harare for resurfacing roads and filling potholes in the high-density suburb.

Harare city council embarked on this initiative in August and this has seen the uplifting of roads such as Mutamba Drive, Crowborough Way and Mukonde Street which were in a deplorable state.

Jeremiah Tom who has stayed in Mufakose for the past 32 years said, 'we are happy with what the council is doing because the roads were now in a bad state. The drainage systems were now clogging causing flooding in the low-lying areas of the suburb during the rainy season.'

Another resident Ngoni Muchiya had this to say; 'We want this to be done not only in Mufakose but in the whole city. Harare is no longer the Sun Shine City which we used to know and we want to return to our former glory. We have been in this community for several decades but council had only been patching the roads but this year they removed the tar and replaced it with new surfaces. We are urging council to repair all the roads and not to focus on the main streets only.'

"The council is doing good work but it should speed up the road construction before the rains. They must also clear the drainage systems which are filled with soil from the last rainy season,' Memory Chieza of Cherima Section.

Officials at the Mufakose District Office who spoke on condition of anonymity said council was planning to repair most of the roads and added that they were starting with the main roads.

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