By Peter Chivhima
THE people of Epworth have given credit to the Second Republic for transforming the community through various infrastructure development projects under its mantra of leaving no one and no place behind.
Epworth, a place which once lagged behind in terms of development, has become the envy of many since the inception of the Second Republic.
One such project is a Magistrates Court which is at the roofing stage.
“We want to thank the government for constructing a court here, as you are aware that crime rate is high in this area.
“We have been struggling with the issue of transport whenever we want to go to the courts, so this is a welcome development,” said a resident who spoke to the ZBC News.
There is also Mabvazuva Satellite Clinic which was officially opened by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in April this year.
“This means that we are no longer traveling long distance like we used to do in the past. When we want to go for a medical check-up it’s now easy for us,” said another resident.
In recognition of the role women play in daily economic activities, government constructed the Epworth Safe Market which confirms the Second Republic’s inclusive development agenda.
Epworth Local Board chief executive officer, Dr Wilton Mhanda is appreciative of the Second Republic’s developmental initiatives.
“We are very grateful to the government for showing interest in developing our area. Look, we have a court which is near completion. This will go a long way in helping us as a community. Also, in terms of provision of water, there are quite a number of solar-powered boreholes, which is also another government initiative. We are very grateful,” he said.
Developments in Epworth speak volumes about the Second Republic’s inclusive development agenda, with similar projects taking place in various parts of the country.