Heavy rains leave P1bn damage on roads

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The recent heavy rains that blessed the country have not only left hope for good harvest, but also a P1 billion bill in road repairs.

The Minister of Transport and Communications, Nonofo Molefhi, revealed at a press briefing yesterday that the amount far exceeds what the ministry has in its coffers.  He added that very soon they will be approaching government for intervention.

“The recent rains have caused serious damage to our roads, such that I doubt if the P700 million that we have will be enough to carry the cost.  We may have to go back to government to request a supplementary budget,” he said, adding that the coffers remaining were for the maintenance of existing infrastructure.

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