Gwayi-Shangani Dam Project Takes Off




Gwayi-Shangani Dam Project Takes Off

Image Credits: The Herald

Implementation of the Gwayi-Shangani Dam project in Matabeleland North Province has resumed following the allocation of resources by Treasury, President Mnangagwa said yesterday. A major component of the National Matabeleland Zambezi Water Project (NMZWP), the Gwayi-Shangani Dam project has been in limbo for years due to lack of funding.

The project requires an estimated $53 million.

President Mnangagwa told thousands of people as he officially opened the 59th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) that the dam project was significant in power generation as well as water supplies for the region.

“The construction of the Gwayi-Shangani Dam has resumed in earnest following the requisite budgetary allocation, and is expected to generate power and also increase water supply and availability to the region,” said the President.

Last month, President Mnangagwa pledged to ensure the project was completed by next year, as well as speed up other outstanding projects in Matabeleland.

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