Harare- The highlight economic topic in the cabinet press briefing dated 28 March 2023, was Joram Gumbo’s presentation of the projects that the Second Republic had implemented during the period 2018 to 2022.
The purpose of the report was to inform the citizenry on the status of projects, promote citizen participation, and to serve as a referral source document for tracking project implementation and performance.
From a bird eyes view, 6869 projects were implemented across the country’s 10 provinces. Projects were mainly implemented in Midlands, Manicaland, and Mashonaland East. 4984 of completed projects were completed, 37.4% of which were said to be under infrastructure.
The summary of the implementation of the project nationwide is as follows:
Bulawayo Metropolitan Province had 230 projects, out of which 163 were completed and 67 are soon to be completed. Among the completed projects are the following:
- A new plant at Treger Group (Kango) was installed and is now operational;
- A soft drink plant was installed at Arenel (Pvt) Ltd;
- Digital TV transmission equipment was installed at ZBC’s Montrose studio;
- The rehabilitated Thorngroove Infectious Diseases Hospital;
- 10 Community Information Centres were established;
- 5 ECD blocks were completed at 5 primary schools which are Nketa, Mahatshula, Mganwini, Manundwane and Senzangakhona; and
- 5 roads were tarred-6th Avenue, 8th Avenue, Coghlan Ave, Doncaster Road and Woodville Park Road.
Harare Metropolitan Province had 267, with 121 completed projects and 146 soon to be completed. Those completed include:
- A Youth Interact Centre which was established in Mufakose;
- 4 kilometres of road were tarred;
- E-Passport offices were established and operationalised;
- A Gender response safe market was established in Epworth; and
- 30 Community Information Centres were established in the province.
Manicaland Province had a total of 951 projects, with 777 completed and 174 soon to be completed. The completed projects include the following:
- The construction of Marovanyati dam;
- Construction of washed away bridges and approaches on 9 bridges affected by Cyclone Idai;
- 10 ICT Labs were established across the Province;
- 147 schools were connected to the internet;
- 281 SMEs were funded;
- Establishment of a saw milling plant at Cashel Valley; and
- 14 health centres were connected to the digital platform.
Mashonaland Central Province had 727, with 581 completed and 146 soon to be completed. Some of the projects that were completed and functional include:
- 13 Rural Health Centres;
- 5 Piped Water Schemes were established at Chahwanda, Bveke, Kaitano, Kamutsenzere and Chigango in Mt. Darwin;
- The Eureka Gold Mine in Guruve was resuscitated and now functional;
- 123 ICT Labs were established and equipped;
- 50 boreholes were drilled and 300 others rehabilitated; and
- Karanda Bridge was constructed and commissioned.
Mashonaland East Province had a total of 861, out of which 604 were completed and 257 soon to be completed. Those completed include the following:
- Radnor Gold Mine in Mudzi;
- Mutoko Fruit and Vegetable Processing and Packing Hub;
- A US$400 000 egg tray making plant in Marondera; and
- Construction of Science Laboratories at Chitimbe, Morris, Magunje, Chikuhwa, Borera, Dindi, Rudawiro, Mugabe, Chidodo and Musanhi Secondary Schools.
Mashonaland West Province had 604 projects, with 452 projects completed and 152 soon to be completed. Among those completed are:
- Establishment of e-passport offices in Chinhoyi;
- Construction of an Innovation Hub at Chinhoyi University of Technology;
- Establishment of the Chinhoyi One-Stop-Centre;
- The installation of an oil refinery plant at Agri-Value Chain in Chegutu; and
- The renewal of the Mutorashanga FM Transmitter.
Masvingo Province had 677 projects, with 537 completed and 140 soon to be completed. The completed projects include:
- Rehabilitation of Chambuta Multi-purpose Sports Complex in Chiredzi;
- Preservation of Kamungoma Massacre Monument where a memorial and ablution facilities constructed;
- Rehabilitation of 85 kilometres of the Ngundu-Tanganda Road; and
- Drilling of 44 boreholes in Bikita, Masvingo, Chivi, Chiredzi and Mwenezi Districts.
Matabeleland North Province had 669, with 435 projects completed and 234 soon to be completed. The completed projects include:
- The establishment of Hwange Teachers College and Binga Vocational Training Centre;
- Installation of Piped Water Schemes at Mkhombo, Jotsholo Sub Office, Dingani Clinic and Tiki Clinic in Lupane and Hwange;
- Construction of the Lupane Magistrates Court; and
- Installation of a transmitter at Lupane State University Campus.
- Issuance of National Registration documents in Tsholotsho and Binga, and availing of employment opportunities in Government Departments.
Matabeleland South Province had 800 projects, with 523 completed and 277 soon to be completed. Those completed include:
- Launch of the Ntepe-Manama Community Radio Station;
- Rolling out of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Schools Project;
- The establishment of the Mopani Worm/ Amacimbi/Madora Processing Plant at Beitbridge; and
- The 5MW Richsaw Solar Plant at Gwanda.
Midlands Province had 1 083 projects, with 791 completed and 292 are soon to be completed. Those completed include:
- Construction of the RZM Murowa 500TPH Greenfields Diamond Plant;
- 300 Primary Health Centres were installed with 8KVA solar panels;
- The Midlands State University National Language Centre;
- Renewal of the Gweru FM Transmitter; and
- 535 women were funded under the Women Development Fund.