Government honours pledge to Mpilo doctors

by | Aug 2, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Staff Writer

Government has honoured its pledge to doctors at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo, who were left in a desperate situation after a fire razed their residence in May this year.

A few days after the fire, President Emmerson Mnangagwa visited the hospital, in the company of his deputy and health minister (Rtd) General Constantino Chiwenga and made an undertaking, promising to rebuild the accommodation expeditiously.

“Following the doctors’ residence that was gutted by fire, I have directed the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works to ensure that the reconstructed residence is quickly completed.

Furthermore, the interior room layout must meet modern designs which take into account disaster smart technologies and reflect stature of occupants,” said President Mnangagwa.

The words have come to pass, as the structures are now more than 90 percent complete.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Broadcast and Publicity Services Mr Nick Mangwana shared an update of the progress on his Twitter.

“ED has proved time and again that he delivers on his promises. Carpenters are already putting trusses on the roof of the Mpilo Doctors` residence that was gutted by a fire a few months ago,” Mr Mangwana said, sharing images.

The second republic, has departed from rhetoric and adopted the spirit of action, which has seen it put the economy on an upward rise.

Such infrastructure milestones, in the middle of a pandemic is a sign that President Mnangagwa`s administration will stop at nothing to improve the lives of Zimbabweans, as the country marches towards an upper-middle income economy by 2030.