By Josephine Mugiyo Diplomatic Correspondent
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the establishment of Verify Engineering medical oxygen and industrial gas plant in Mutare demonstrates the Second Republic’s commitment to rebuilding the country’s economy.
He was speaking at the commissioning of the plant in Mutare this Thursday.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has often said brick upon brick Zimbabwe will rebuild her economy. The commissioning of this plant is testimony of the second republic’s success.
President Mnangagwa, accompanied by various government officials including Vice President General Retired Dr Constantino Chiwenga, was in Mutare for the launch of the gas and oxygen plant.
Wholly owned and funded by government and the first of its kind in Zimbabwe, the plant is part of the Second Republic’s science, innovation and technology strategy.
Speaking after touring the plant, President Mnangagwa said the country has been saddled by imports of gas hence government’s move to prioritise the Feruka project.
“Today’s commissioning is testimony of the numerous successes made by the second republic, let those with eyes to see see,” he said.
The President further clarified that this is the new trajectory in rebuilding the country’s economy.
“Brick upon brick stone by stone we will build . This will have far reaching consequences, the plant has the capacity to ensure self-sufficiency for the country’s needs, with potential for export. Once again, locals rose to the task as the plant was built by Zimbabweans, the commissioning of this plant is yet another show of the local capabilities and skills by other young men and women,” said the President.
The President also commissioned a solar power plant to be used in the production of the oxygen and nitrogen gas.
The commissioning of the plant comes at a time when the country is in need of oxygen as it battles the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government is also investing in road rehabilitation and dam construction across the country.