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Govt Speaks On Confusion Over US$42M, US$85M, US$88M Mbudzi Interchange Cost

Govt Speaks On Confusion Over US$42M, US$85M, US$88M Mbudzi Interchange Cost

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development has dismissed allegations by Hopewell Chi’ono, a freelance journalist that the government intends to use the construction of Mbudzi interchange to loot public funds.

The government plans to construct an interchange at the Mbudzi roundabout to address traffic congestion in the area. Chin’ono said:

I have just spoken to the South African engineers who designed the Mbudzi roundabout. They told me that its real cost is US$42 million max, not the US$85 million being paid to Tagwirei. Below is the real plan which they sent to me. They said US$85 million was grand THEFT!

In response, the Transport ministry said everything was done transparently according to Zimbabwean laws. Reads a statement issued this Wednesday:

The Mbudzi Interchange design Engineers were procured in accordance with the Procurement Act. The winning design consultancy firm has both South African and Zimbabwean registered engineers as per the laws governing engineering practice. 

As standard practice, on completion of design, the Engineers provided the estimate of construction cost USD65 million for the Interchange only and the Engineers stand by that figure. 

The total cost of the Interchange includes diversion roads from Stoneridge, Hopley, Forbes and Malvern in Waterfalls back to Beatrice road which are currently under construction. These diversion roads are a total of 8km.

This includes the missing link of Harare Drive from Masotsha Ndhlovu into Houghton Park traffic circle and the bridge across Mukuvisi which brings the total cost of the Interchange to USD88 million exclusive VAT charges.

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11 Comments

chikandamina 3 months ago

tanguweri mu runner


Tkt 3 months ago

... Which brings the total cost of the Interchange to USD88 million exclusive VAT charges

---And subsequently the TOTAL COST of the interchange will be USD 100.76 million after adding 14.5% VAT


Jerah Choko 3 months ago

Tagwirei is just a khaki cover,the real book with its blurb is there inside!!!


Ki 3 months ago

Haaa wasvava **** ya mbuya vako

Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 3 months ago

Tagwirei is Zimbabwe's version of The Guptas of South Africa. Very suspicious economic dealings with government vanhu VACHIKAKA nenhamo.
Hopewell's arm needs to be given special attention.
Even if a new government, apart from the ZanuPf one, comes into power ICHAKAKA nekuita undo or live with the cartels and system currently being put in place with these guys. They are entering into "looooong" term contracts with their friends and creating what could be a "parallel government" that the new government will find it difficult to control-illuminati style.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

STILL THERE IS CONFUSION WHICH HAS NOT BEEN CLEARED. HOPEWELL CHIN'ONO SAYS SOUTH AFRICAN ENGINEERS WHO DESIGNED THE ROUNDABOUT TOLD HIM THAT THE COST IS US$42 MILLION.

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT SAYS THE ROUNDABOUT DESIGNERS SUPPLIED THEM WITH A COST OF US$65 MILLION. WHY DID THE MINISTRY FAIL TO MENTION, IN PASSING, THIS US$42 MILLION ?

CITIZENS HAVE BEEN QUESTIONING THESE FIGURES ALL ALONG. WHY DID THEY NOT MENTION FROM THE BEGINNING THAT US$88 INCLUDES DIVERSION ROADS PLUS THE BRIDGE ACROSS MUKUVISI WHICH IS ABOUT 3 KILOMETRES AWAY ?

THE MANNER IN WHICH THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IS HANDLING THIS ISSUE IS SUSPICIOUS.

[ DO NOT VOTE ZANU PF. DO NOT VOTE MDC T/ALLIANCE. VOTE CCC FOR CHANGE ].

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


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Jenarari 3 months ago

@ZimCitizen - Thank U.
I would like to christen this one as the MunTag Scandal or MunTag Capture.
The resultant disease is MunTagalosis/MunTagalitis

Simpuru


Moyo Muti 3 months ago

Batai ED mumurove bcz ndiye cause akatodyawo pamari iyoyi


💥 3 months ago

Mind your words...

ZimCitizen 3 months ago

It looks like Zimbabwe has been captured by Tagwireyi. He is Command Agriculture, Fuels, Mining, Kuimba Housing, Zisco, Rufaro Stadium, Dynamos Highlanders just to name a few. This is similar to the Guptas and Zuma saga.



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