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Gweru seeks development partners for multi-million dollar projects

Gweru seeks development partners for multi-million dollar projects

Midlands Bureau
THE City of Gweru is seeking partnerships that will help kick-start various income generating business enterprises so that the local authority does not depend heavily on rates and grants to provide service delivery.

Speaking during a 2024 pre-budget meeting at the town house recently, Mr Rodwell Musiwa, the economic and business development manager said council has been facing financial challenges as ratepayers fail to meet their obligations to council.

“Due to economic hardships, residents have been failing to consistently meet council obligations which has immensely contributed to inconsistent and unreliable service delivery by council,” he said.

Mr Musiwa said proposed business ventures include the City of Gweru quarry mine, Clonsilla truck stop, water bottling plant, waste to energy project, solar farm, Go Beer Breweries and garment manufacturing among others.

“The quarry mine is still undeveloped and an estimated US$2,5 million is required to commence the project. Potential partners have since submitted their proposals which are currently being reviewed by the Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency and following due process,” he said.

Mr Musiwa said implementation and development of the Clonsilla Truck Stop, which will have food and refreshment facilities, has commenced.

“Activities which are in dire need of funding are ablution facilities and shower rooms, canteen and tower lights,” he said.

The water bottling plant has not commenced due to lack of funding, with US$19 000 required for its supply and commissioning.