Mat south leadership impressed by progress in various government projects

By Providence Maraneli

MATABELELAND South province leadership drawn from key government departments and the ZANU PF provincial executive members met in Gwanda this Friday to check on the progress of provinces emotional government projects.

With the second republics inclusive development trajectory on track, stakeholders drawn from the ruling party ZANU PF and government departments who met in Gwanda concurred that unity of purpose should prevail if the country is to achieve all its targeted milestones.

“In terms of irrigation schemes we have six operational irrigation schemes , in Bulilima we have two, Gwanda has nine and Umzingwane has three , Matobo has four and most these are above 60 percent in terms of utilisation. This is critical for food security and we need to revive the few that are not functioning,” said Mkunjulelwa Ndlovu the acting Provincial Director in the ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water Fisheries and Rural Development.

“We have received funding for different road projects and most of them are now under construction, As for Gwanda-maphisa by next week they will be through with taring five kilometres,” said Mangaliso Ndlovu, ZANU-PF Matabeleland South Provincial Chairman.

“We have more than 22 health facilities that are under construction and most of them are almost complete, the challenge is that we will face staff shortages,” said Dr Rudo Chikodzore the Provincial Medical Director.

With government seized with ensuring that there is equitable infrastructure development nationwide, the provincial leadership is convinced that these projects should be completed in time to ensure that the country attains the Presidents vision of an upper middle-income society by 2030.

The Provincial Chairman took the opportunity to reaffirm the ruling partys interest in transforming peoples lives.

“We must deliver, people in Matebeleland South are not difficult to deal with, and we just have to deliver what they want. If there is a ZESA fault anyway lets rush and fix it. If there is a land dispute lets just solve it. As ZANU PF we want to appreciate what you are doing so that we can help our people. Where you are not doing anything we will make sure that do something,” he said.

Thuli-Manyange dam construction, Beitbridge border post modernisation and Harare – Beitbridge highway are among key projects that the second republic have undertaken in the Province pursuant to of vision 2030.