Government to modernize Binga District

Staff Reporter

Government has considered modernizing Binga District in its road to accomplish its Vision 2030 mantra.

Speaking during the seventh Cabinet briefing yesterday, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa said that the Government was set to urgently develop the Binga District following the visit by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to Siyabuwa.

“The nation is advised that following the President`s visit and rally at Siyabuwa in Binga, there arose the need to implement a variety of development initiatives for the Binga District. These urgent development initiatives include the following: rehabilitation of roads, construction of a Vocational Training Centre, and an Industrial Training Centre, refurbishment and setting up of a nursing school at Binga Hospital, and the refurbishment and operationalization of the mortuary at Binga Hospital.

“Further initiatives include increasing access to Zimbabwe Television and ZBC radio stations, and fast tracking the capacitation of Tonga Community Stations which have already been licensed,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

The Minister said that the nation will be informed on the roadmap that will be taken once it has been finalized in two weeks` time.

Binga District has been for years lagging behind in terms of socio-economic development. The modernization of Binga District is in line with President Mnangagwa`s policy of leaving no one and no place behind towards the journey to Vision 2030.

Meanwhile, President Mnangagwa is set to visit Binga District next week to handover fishing boats to the Binga Chiefs.