Supplementary budget key to funding Gwayi-Shangani works

By Mhlomuli Ncube

Construction work at the Gwayi Shangani Lake in Matabeleland north province continues, with the contractor confident of meeting the set target.

The lake, which will be the second largest inland water body in the country, has consumed tonnes of materials as the dam wall rises.

Now perched at an estimated 68 percent, one of Zimbabwe’s mighty projects is telling the success story of the Second Republic once again.

“Work is going on very well at Gwayi-Shangani. So far, we have done 36,5 metres of the dam wall,” said Shumirai Mutyanavana, resident technician.

Government has ensured funding is availed at every stage of the project.

“We are impressed by the construction here, as Mat North this is one of our biggest projects. We await the supplementary budget to be presented by the minister of Finance. It is important so that we continue with this great work and complete it,” noted Matabeleland North Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Honourable Richard Moyo.

The Chairperson of the Matabeleland North Provincial Monitoring and Evaluation sub-committee, Raymond Nyandoro said, “With keen interest we are watching the upcoming supplementary budget because we want this project come to an end so that people can benefit.”

Upon completion, the Gwayi-Shangani Lake will be the water game changer for Bulawayo and usher in a green revolution in Matabeleland North province.