The 100 -day circle monitoring tool bearing fruits

Innocent Mujeri

The continuous roll-over of the 100-day cycle monitoring tool is paying dividends with many developmental projects being implemented within set time lines across the country.

During a Post Cabinet briefing yesterday, the acting Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Honourable Jenfan Muswere said that Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Constantino Chiwenga reported to Cabinet that borehole drilling at 10 primary care clinics was complete and functional. The Minister said that power installation at the 10 primary care clinics was at 100% complete. 

Minister Muswere added that the construction of Harare Nat Pharm warehouse was completed and the handover ceremony was due in April 2022.

According to Minister Muswere, the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development reported that the Geospatial Aeronautical and Space Science Capability for Zimbabwe programme was at 90% complete with surveys having been conducted in Harare, Karoi, Bulawayo and Masvingo. He informed that the construction of student hostels with a capacity of 200 students at Manicaland State University was at 50% completion.

Honourable Muswere added that the establishment of the Mapfura Beneficiation and Value Addition Plant at Rutenga in Mwenezi was at 100% completion with more than 25 tons of Mapfura fruits having been collected from villagers to date. The nation was also informed that products from the plant have reached 53 ranging from food to cosmetics.

According to the Minister, the decentralization of passport services to Hwange district was at 60% completion and scheduled to be completed by the end of the cycle.  Renovation of the building and setting up of sheds was in progress and 60 boreholes were drilled.

Minister Muswere further reported that the Minister of Energy and Power Development, Zhemu Soda reported to Cabinet that the expansion of Hwange  Thermal Power Station Units 7 and 8, was at 82.02% overall completion. The Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Winston  Chitando also reported to Cabinet that the construction of the RioZim Limited  Greenfields Diamond Plant Project currently stood at 92% completion, with all major civil works having been completed.

Meanwhile, the 100 day cycle targeting key infrastructural projects has started paying dividends with the Government being able to implement huge projects in phases.

Prior to the 100 day cycle, the implementation of most Government programmes was being hindered by various sector performance deficiencies.