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Bulawayo: Egodini Mall Is Set To Be Finished By April

Bulawayo: Egodini Mall Is Set To Be Finished By April

Egodini Mall in Bulawayo is set to be finished by April after several missed deadlines, responsible officials said during a media tour on Friday.

Terracotta Trading Limited Director, Thulani Moyo, admitted that they are way behind schedule but said the taxi rank side would be done in April while road works will then commence in February, and are expected to end in March. Moyo said:

By the end of this month, we would have finished at least a side for taxi rank.

We will then start by putting taxi rank roads which you will see coming up at the beginning of February.

From there once they have sealed that, we anticipate brickwork for informal traders’ stalls. Those should start coming up, it’s long delayed but we had to get the underground stuff right.

Our projections are that we will complete the taxi rank in mid-April.

ZUPCO taxis and ZUPCO buses will then come back on site and then we will continue other works focusing on the informal traders, for Phase1A.

Bulawayo Town Clerk, Christopher Dube, said the council was under pressure from its stakeholders including transport companies, vendors, residents and the government hence Terracotta had to stick to its new timelines.

The delay to complete the project was attributed to COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

Terracotta Trading Limited was awarded the US$60 million tender in 2016 and was charged with the refurbishment of the Basch Street terminus, popularly known as Egodini.

The contractor started working on the project in March 2018, resulting in the relocation of vendors and public transport operators who traded at the site.

The contractor missed the November 2019,  March 2020, and August 2021 deadlines.

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6 Comments

Tkt 8 months ago

Guys there's absolutely nothing yet at Egodini, just trenches whether they are for sewer or drainage we dont know. Hapana chinhu apa they are going to miss the April Deadline of the so called Phase A1 they talking about


sm 8 months ago

ngamabharuma lawana ayenziwa laphana


Doug 8 months ago

They will finish it on April 1. They will start working on it in the morning and by night time they will have finished!


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 8 months ago

IF I WERE A BULAWAYO RESIDENT I WAS GOING TO RECOMMEND TO THE CITY OF BULAWAYO NOT TO DEAL WITH TERRACOTTA TRADING LIMITED IN FUTURE ANYMORE.

THEY CANNOT MISS THREE DEADLINES, NOVEMBER 2019, MARCH 2020 AND AUGUST 2021 AND APPORTION THE BLAME TO COVID 19. THEY ARE JUST INCOMPETENT.

IF WE FOLLOW COMMENTS BY ONE OUR PINDULA.CO.ZW COLLEAGUES, WE HEAR THAT THERE IS STILL NOTHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT.

I DO NOT KNOW WHY BULAWAYO CITY COUNCIL HAS KEPT TERRACOTTA TRADING LIMITED ON THE JOB. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN RELIEVED OF ITS DUTIES LONG AGO.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
{ THE BUSH LAWYER }


Thanos 8 months ago

We already entering February still nothing on the ground happening, April Deadline will never be met.They should have hired Iguana Projects they have done great malls and shopping centers in South Africa


PeaceNcube 8 months ago

It tricky heey



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