AFDB backs govt in achievement of Vision 2030

THE African Development Bank (AFDB) has pledged to continue working with the government in availing resources for projects meant to transform the economy and positively impact on the

This Tuesday, African Development Bank Executive Director, Judith Kateera assessed progress on the implementation of the ADB-funded Bulawayo Water and Sanitation Services Improvement Project (BWSSIP).

The ADB is working with government and the private in modernising and revitalising the country’s industrial hub.

“We are moving towards the implementation of large, transformative and impactful big projects. If any one comes to Zimbabwe we want them to see that that is an ADB project. We are aiming for much bigger project that we will be able to employ our young people, transform the lives of people and more importantly improve their welfare and lives,” said Kateera.

The bank was impressed with progress made so far in the implementation of the water and sanitation ptoject.

“I can only encourage you to make sure that you document your information so that other local authorities in Africa copy from you so that they can pick best practices. The bank has also availed a water policy document that will see the reduction of water pricing which will enable people to have access to clean and safe water. We want people to have free water. We have to work towards reducing the price of water, people end up drinking dirty water due to the price of water. What is authority going to do after the donor is gone? That is question that we have to work on so that we continue availing better services to the people,” she said.

The BSWIP project highlights government’s commitment to achieving vision 2030.

“We welcome the banks interventions in terms of assisting us in the development of the special economic zones, we hope that with the funds available Bulawayo will also benefit for such initiatives. Sustainable `water and sewage infrastructure is key in ensuring economy growth and reposition Zimbabwe in the region. Water and sewage infrastructure depiction has become a major challenge for our urban areas leading to pollution water bodies and contamination of water. The city of Bulawayo needs 1 billion United States dollars to rehabilitate its infrastructure and overhaul it to operational capacity. The contribution of 37 million dollars contribution went a long way in achieving project goals and objectives. We have seen the contributions the changes that have come about as a result of the implementation of the BSSWIP project. Project has benefited more than 655 000 residents in Bulawayo,” said Councillor Solomon Mguni, Bulawayo Mayor.

The project is a major programme of action that has seen the rehabilitation and upgrading of water production, treatment and supply facilities, sewer networks as well as wastewater treatment and disposal installations.

ADB backs govt in achievement of Vision 2030
THE African Development Bank (ADB) has pledged to continue working with the government in availing resources for projects meant to transform the economy and positively impact on the
This Tuesday, African Development Bank Executive Director, Judith Kateera assessed progress on the implementation of the ADB-funded Bulawayo Water and Sanitation Services Improvement Project (BWSSIP).
The ADB is working with government and the private in modernising and revitalising the country’s industrial hub.
“We are moving towards the implementation of large, transformative and impactful big projects. If any one comes to Zimbabwe we want them to see that that is an ADB project. We are aiming for much bigger project that we will be able to employ our young people, transform the lives of people and more importantly improve their welfare and lives,” said Kateera.
The bank was impressed with progress made so far in the implementation of the water and sanitation ptoject.
“I can only encourage you to make sure that you document your information so that other local authorities in Africa copy from you so that they can pick best practices. The bank has also availed a water policy document that will see the reduction of water pricing which will enable people to have access to clean and safe water. We want people to have free water. We have to work towards reducing the price of water, people end up drinking dirty water due to the price of water. What is authority going to do after the donor is gone? That is question that we have to work on so that we continue availing better services to the people,” she said.
The BSWIP project highlights government’s commitment to achieving vision 2030.
“We welcome the banks interventions in terms of assisting us in the development of the special economic zones, we hope that with the funds available Bulawayo will also benefit for such initiatives. Sustainable `water and sewage infrastructure is key in ensuring economy growth and reposition Zimbabwe in the region. Water and sewage infrastructure depiction has become a major challenge for our urban areas leading to pollution water bodies and contamination of water. The city of Bulawayo needs 1 billion United States dollars to rehabilitate its infrastructure and overhaul it to operational capacity. The contribution of 37 million dollars contribution went a long way in achieving project goals and objectives. We have seen the contributions the changes that have come about as a result of the implementation of the BSSWIP project. Project has benefited more than 655 000 residents in Bulawayo,” said Councillor Solomon Mguni, Bulawayo Mayor.
The project is a major programme of action that has seen the rehabilitation and upgrading of water production, treatment and supply facilities, sewer networks as well as wastewater treatment and disposal installations.

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