Second Republic Implements 7000 High-Impact Projects in Five Years
Brian Rungano Temba
The Second Republic has implemented a record 7000 high impacts projects in communities around the country with at least 5000 completed since President Emmerson Mnangagwa took office.
Some of the projects have since transformed thousands of lives by creating employment as the administration ramps up efforts to achieve an upper-middle-income economy by 2030.
Addressing a post-cabinet brief, Acting Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Dr Jenfan Muswere said Cabinet considered the provincial editions of compendia of projects implemented by the Second Republic during the period 2018 to 2022.
“The projects implemented in the provinces reflect the Government’s commitment to delivering on its promises of improving the livelihoods of the populace in line with the developmental trajectory of leaving no one and no place behind.
“In Harare Metropolitan Province, 121 projects have been completed while 146 are ongoing, giving a total number of projects in the area of 267.
“At least 163 projects have been completed in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province while 67 are ongoing. In Mashonaland East Province, 604 projects have been completed while 257 are ongoing, with Mashonaland West having 452 completed projects and 152 underway.
“In Manicaland, 777 projects are now complete with 174 underway. Mashonaland Central has 581 completed projects and 146 ongoing projects. In Masvingo Province, 537 projects are complete with 140 under construction, while in Matabeleland North Province, there are 435 completed works with 234 ongoing.
“Matabeleland South has 523 completed projects with 277 ongoings, while Midlands has 791 completed projects and 292 ongoing projects.
The grand total of projects in all the provinces stands at 4 984 completed projects while 1 885 projects are ongoing, ” said Hon Dr Muswere.
He added that Cabinet approved the translation of the provincial editions of compendia of projects into the constitutionally recognised languages of Zimbabwe, for the benefit of all citizens.
Some of the projects include the rehabilitation of roads, construction of bridges, dam construction countrywide, and modernisation of existing infrastructure such as the Beitbridge Border Post and the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, among others.