Ministers tour new city site

Source: Ministers tour new city site | The Herald August 31, 2016

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Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere and his Transport and Infrastructure Development counterpart Dr Jorum Gumbo yesterday toured the site of the new city to be constructed in Mt Hampden. The tour was organised to have an appreciation of the area and road works leading to the new Parliament building to be constructed in the area.Speaking to journalists at the site, Minister Kasukuwere said construction of the new Parliament building was taking shape.

“This is the beginning of the construction of the road that will lead to the new Parliament building,” he said.

“We have completed all the negotiations and discussions with the Chinese government who are supporting and funding the construction of the new Parliament as it has been accepted by the Cabinet and also been accepted by the Chinese government.

“What was left, was for us as a ministry, myself and colleague Minister Cde Gumbo to ensure that the necessary infrastructure has been put in place among others is the road.

“I am pleased that Dr Gumbo has assisted us and has already put out his men to do the surveys. Within two weeks, we must start seeing the construction of the road. Once that process has begun, it means that our contractors will now be coming and can easily move to the mountain.”

Minister Kasukuwere said at least 20 boreholes were also identified to supply water to the new city.

Minister Gumbo said: “What we have done ourselves is to give support to the Ministry of Local Government.

“The reason why we are here is to make sure that we get access to the new city. We are here because we have to provide roads leading to the new city and the rest is for the Ministry of Local Government.

“We are here today with the surveyors. After the surveyors have done their part, what is going to happen is that we will be bringing in machinery to clear the road. We are looking at completing this project by the end of this year, if all goes well.

“By the end of the year, the roads will be in place.”

Construction of the new Parliament building is expected to start early next year.

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    Doris 6 years ago

    There’s no money for civil servants. No money for hospitals, schools, clinics. Where are your priorities? Who cares right now about a new Parliament building? There’s no food in the rural areas. And to top it all these fools are begging for money all over the world.

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    amina 6 years ago

    MUGABE IS POISED ON STEALING THE MONEY IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PARLIAMENT WHICH HE KNOWS VERY WELL IT WILL NOT SEE LIGHT OF DAY BECAUSE A NEW GOVERNMENT WILL NOT EVEN SEE IT AS A PRIORITY. UNION OF MUGABE TO THE CHINESE IS A POISON PILL TO THE NEW GOVERNMENT. HE WANT TO MAKE LIFE AFTER MUGABE VERY SOUR FOR WHO EVER IS GOING TO TAKE OVER> KASUKUWERE AND GUMBO WILL NOT BE THERE TO SEE THE CHAOS THEY ARE CREATING NOW>

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      Cde Sinjonjo 6 years ago

      Interesting! A parliament building is now called a city?

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    Cde Sinjonjo 6 years ago

    So a parliament building is now called a new city? What is wrong with the existing parliament? Can a country that is so deep in trouble that it cannot sustain its own currency afford a new luxury for members of parliament? Come one guys lets serious.

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    The reason is simple – another white elephant and further opportunity to line the back pocket.
    I suppose that now the capital is a pig sty, its time to find another pen for all the crooks and hangers on.
    Another ploy to divert the eyes of the people and world whilst the real country lies in wrack and ruin. North Korea are masters at this game.
    New roads for what – fix and maintain the existing roads, but I guess these brainless idiots are clueless!
    Put food on the table never mind your parliament which so called debates and does nothing in any case.
    This is not even a circus of artists but a sheer mob of buffoons wondering around aimlessly that can’t juggle one ball, let alone three!!

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    Take them out 6 years ago

    That foolish the place is too small fo a city where can a camel get through the hole of a neddle,another trick of stealing watch out.alluta continua.