Chivi in developmental gear
26 November 2018
Walter Mswazie in Chivi
CHIVI South National assembly member Dr Killer Zivhu has challenged investors willing to do business in the constituency to bring fair deals that improve the lives of people instead of leaving them poorer.
Addressing a well-attended constituency business conference at Ngundu Growth Point on Saturday, Dr Zivhu said Chivi South was open for business and would accept anyone willing to invest in the area provided the aim would be to empower the constituency.
His remarks came on the background of unconfirmed reports that some investors had expressed interest to establish a multi-million-dollar solar energy plant at the Tugwi-Mukosi Dam.
“We welcome all investors in Chivi South as long as the deal is meant to improve the lives of our people,” said Dr Zivhu.
He said his constituency was awash with investment opportunities and challenged communities including those in the diaspora to contribute to the development of their area as a way of supporting the concept of devolution.
“I would want to thank men and women from across the globe be it hailing from this constituency for taking need of my call to convene and chart a new development trajectory in Chivi South. A number of people who come from this constituency have come; some are from the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa and Botswana among others.
“We have vast investment opportunities here. We have Tugwi- Mukosi Dam where fishery projects are already on course and we look forward for our people to securing boats so that fishing can be done along professional lines. There are registered cooperatives which have received licences already and by early next year the project will be ready for take-off.
“We call upon all who hail from this area to contribute to the development of the constituency. We will have a database of our people outside the country, so that we share the same developmental vision with them,” he said.
Dr Zivhu who mobilised school fees and money to buy uniforms for five disadvantaged children at the event said all schools in the constituency were supposed to get computers in support of the new curriculum.
He said a number of schools were going to receive computers before year end, courtesy of the philanthropy of former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Dr Sylvester Maunganidze who hails from the area.
He said efforts were being made to mobilise resources to attend to road networks, most of which were in a bad state.
He said Chivi Rural District Council was going to rehabilitate roads while challenging the community to contribute fuel towards the project.
“We are going to have a town at Ngundu and, like at Tugwi-Mukosi, people are going to be relocated. We are also going to have another urban settlement at Chivi turn off and please I appeal to you to pay $40 to council so that you benefit from stands. This will secure yourselves some pieces of land in the urban set up. That is a reality and do not say I have not told you.”
The conference which is set to be an annual event drew Chivi South people from across the world.
The main agenda for the meeting was to chart a development agenda for Chivi South in line with President Mnangagwa’s vision to achieve a middle income economy by 2030.