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Gwayi-Shangani Dam Contractors Urged To Employ Locals

Gwayi-Shangani Dam Contractors Urged To Employ Locals

The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in charge of implementation and monitoring of governmental programmes, Jorum Gumbo has urged contractors working on the Gwayi-Shangani Dam to employ local people.

Gumbo said the involvement of local people in the implementation of programmes promotes a strong sense of ownership for projects.

He was speaking after touring the pipeline under construction to link up the dam and the city of Bulawayo last week. Gumbo said:

It is my hope that members of the local community are participating in the project through employment opportunities in various aspects of its implementation.

In my view, community participation promotes a strong sense of ownership of the project.

The rapid development that we seek to achieve through the 100-Day Cycle Programme can only be achieved if communities are allowed to actively participate in the projects as opposed to being passive beneficiaries.

The Gwayi-Shangani-Bulawayo pipeline is 250km long. It is expected to stimulate rural industrialisation through irrigation projects.

Besides at least 10 000 hectares of land that will be put under irrigation, a 10MW hydro-electric plant will be built at the dam.

The dam will draw water from the Zambezi River and supply water to the city of Bulawayo.

Last week the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mthuli Ncube, said the project was at 69% completion and the dam height is now at 31 meters out of the required 72 meters. | Business Times

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16 Comments

Dofo 1 month ago

250kilometres long kungonodiridza bedzi😂🤣zvimwe zvinhu so ka


1 month ago

Haa d-o-f-o uri**** zveshuwa Inga yanzi it's going to supply Bulawayo nemvura wani

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Ungade urumende yakasvonaka kupfura apa unoiwanepi


Lin chun wan 1 month ago

Yes we will drink the whole Zambezi...


Gringo 1 month ago

The author of this story does nt know wht he s talking about how can the Gwai Shangan project draw water from Zambezi river it does nt make sense. The water will come from both Shangan and Gwai river


Vesto 1 month ago

El Gringo, it is you who is out of your depth in this development. Inflows into the Gwaai-Shangani Dam is insufficient to cater for the needs of Bulawayo and the attendant irrigation schemes.

The dam is a mid-way storage facility for water drawn from the Zambezi en route to Bulawayo.

chakanaka chakanaka 1 month ago

The project to pipe water from the mighty Zambezi River, 452km away to Bulawayo, was first mooted in 1912, but abandoned by successive governments due to the high costs involved.
There have been successive budget allocations from the Treasury towards the project, with timelines set for its conclusion. From the dam, we will construct onother pipeline of about 260km to reach Bulawayo to alleviate its every year water woes which had seen some houses go for weeks without running water.


Mabaleka 1 month ago

Vvhurai Industry kwete kunyengedza vanhu nebasa asina pension uye haasi kubhara mabasa embavha dzenyu


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ngodo 1 month ago

Hanzi 69% iro dam wall richiri pa 31 meters out of 72 meters (43%)

Can someone balance me here


Dofo 1 month ago

kkkk team rogona ku rigger haro iri kkk vatowedzera 26%pachena ipapa 😂😂hameno hako Nero


chakanaka chakanaka 1 month ago

"...the project was at 69% completion and the dam height is now at 31 meters out of the required 72 meters....". What is at 69% is the project including the laying of pipes. Dam wall is not the project here Mr Speaker Sir!

comment critic 1 month ago

@ cc 👏👏👏dai mwana wese wepapindula aiva akachenjera sewe zvagozofadza ivo varidzi vepindula.

Doug 1 month ago

When is this project to have been finished? Are there any timelines, or does construction start and stop when convenient?


Vesto 1 month ago

It may take 30 years like Tokwe-Mukosi dam, which although complete it's not fully functional. No irrigation. Displaced families are now squatters in the country of their birth

Jah 🇿🇼 Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Okay ryt ...


salt daddy 1 month ago

uyu wo uyu🥴🥴🥴


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