By Tafara Chikumira
VETERANS of the liberation struggle under the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWA) banner toured the Manhize carbon and steel plant this Friday to assess progress at the site.
The leadership of veterans of the liberation struggle from the country’s 10 provinces were in Manhize to appreciate progress at the steel plant which will be one of the biggest steel producers on the African continent.
The visit by the liberation war stalwarts was significant as they were instrumental in the establishment of the billion dollar plant.
“The war veterans were the power behind this steel plant. It was one of our main resolutions that was made in Masvingo back then at the 2013 congress that the country needed to establish a steel plant.
“The previous dispensation had thrown spanners towards the progress of this project. However these are the men and women who stood up to fight those who were anti-progress. They are achievers by nature as they went to war when they were young,” said Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa ZNLWA Chairperson.
The veterans of the liberation struggle praised the Second Republic for opening up economic opportunities in the country through attracting such huge investments.
The Manhize Steel Plant which is being established by Dinson Iron and Steel Company, a subsidiary of Tshingshan Holdings Group, has a lifespan of more than 200 years, thus many generations are set to benefit from the investment.