By Stephen Chadenga
Gweru property developer River Valley Properties recently joined hands with villagers to repair a damaged bridge along the Gweru- Lower Gweru road.
The gesture comes at a time incessant rains have destroyed bridges and roads in the Midlands capital and the province as a whole.
River Valley chief executive Dr Smelly Dube said her company decided to chip in repairing the bridge following realisation that Lower Gweru folks were finding it hard to pass through to reach their homes.
“Communication had been cut off as a result of the bridge being impassable,”Dr Dube said.
“We therefore realised that as a company we can rally our resources and join hands with villagers in rehabilitating the bridge.”
Early in the year River Valley joined hands with the city of Gweru and the Civil Protection Unit to assist families affected by flash floods that hit most parts of the city.
Following incessant rains that pounded the city, most houses particularly in Woodlands, Mkoba 4, Ascot, Mambo, Riverside, Mtapa and Nashville have been flooded with water destroying property worth thousands of dollars.
The property developer which has provided housing to thousands of low income earners around the country is not new to humanitarian work.
Last year River Valley led by chief executive, Dr Smelly Dube assisted hundreds of vulnerable people in the Midlands province affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The company has also provided clean potable water to residents in high lying high density suburbs