Infrastructure development projects set to stimulate economic activity-Dr Gumbo

By ZBC Reporter

GOVERNMENT has completed 60 percent of development projects under the 100-day cycle programme, which have a positive multiplier effect across all sectors of the economy in the country’s quest to achieve an Upper Middle-Income Economy by 2030.

The birth of the Second Republic ushered in a new trajectory in the implementation of programmes and projects that address the needs and challenges of the country’s citizens.

This has seen government coming up with one thousand four hundred and ninety-one (1491) projects.

700 hundred projects have since been completed, 215 are ongoing while others are at various stages of development.

The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Monitoring Implementation of Government Programmes, Dr Joram Gumbo is satisfied with progress made so far.

I am happy with the progress which has been made by line ministries in the implementation of these projects. The second republic has done well under the challenging environment, he said.

The projects which include road and dam construction as well as irrigation schemes are being implemented in all provinces across the country.

 We have dams which are under construction while some have been completed. We have Gwayi-shangani Dam, Gariya Dam, Marovanyati, among other dams meant to boost irrigation. We also have Beitbridge-Harare road project and Harare-Chirundu project. Besides this every district has major infrastructure project taking place which is the desire of the Second republic to see people’s lives being transformed, he added.

Government came up with the 100-day cycle programmes as a monitoring strategy to ensure accelerated implementation of developmental projects in line with the Vision of achieving an Upper Middle-Income Economy by 2030.