Parly committee assesses infrastructure in Victoria falls

By ZBC Reporter
THE Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and National Housing is currently on a familiarisation tour of Victoria Falls town to assess the state of critical infrastructure and to appreciate the resort town’s preparedness for city status.
The Miriam Chikukwa-chaired committee which has so far had an appreciation of Binga and Hwange local authorities operations is expected to come up with recommendations on how to enhance service delivery and to tackle some of the challenges being faced by the councils.
In Victoria Falls the legislators are expected to tour government schools, ongoing road rehabilitation works, clinics and the resort town’s water treatment plant.
The Victoria Falls Municipality which received ZW$3.2 million dollars for devolution has committed itself to implement the US$15 million water and sanitation project aimed at addressing the perennial water challenges in the town.
The country’s tourism capital has of late emerged as a preferred destination for investments and tourists. Despite the resource challenges and limited land for expansion the municipality is convinced that it has done enough to qualify for city status.