Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Larry Mavima, on Wednesday, commissioned a new clinic in Gokwe’s Mapfungautsi area.
The Mapfungautsi Polyclinic will serve over 11 000 households.
The clinic was built at a cost of $35 million from devolution funds and funds raised by the Gokwe Town Council.
It comprises three post-natal rooms, four female wards, four male wards and an outpatients section.
Speaking at the commissioning of the clinic, Mavima commended the local authority and members of the community for contributing to the success of the project. He said:
Having realised that this project had taken too long to complete, Government committed to providing financial support to Gokwe Town Council.
Accordingly, I am proud to announce that the central Government disbursed over $20.7 million in devolution funds to Gokwe Town Council for this project.
Credit is also given to the council for committing around $14,9 million to this project. The project, therefore, has a total cost of $35.7 million.
Once again, allow me to thank you members of the community for the invaluable support and unity towards the success of this project.
Gokwe Town Council chairperson, Councillor Never Gwanzura, said the new clinic was a welcome development in the district and expressed hope that Gokwe will attain Municipal status by 2025.