Second Republic committed to provision of social infrastructure

Staff Reporter

The Second Republic is committed to the provision and acceleration of social infrastructure on new settlements that have been established in and around our cities as a result of urban expansion.

Speaking during a tour of Cowdray Park Health facility, Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mtuli Ncube said the fact that this five million dollar clinic would be finished and ready for commissioning by President Mnangagwa in September was evidence that the Second Republic was walking the talk on “leaving no one and no place behind.”

“The Second Republic is unwavering in its commitment to accelerate the provision of adequate social infrastructure for new settlements which have been established around our cities, as a result of urban expansion. That this clinic will be ready for commissioning is an indication of our commitment to ensuring that no community is left behind as we move towards achieving the goals set out in Vision 2030.   Once complete, President Mnangagwa will commission it before handing it over to relevant authorities,” said Minister Mthuli.

Minister Ncube added that Cowdray Park clinic was just one of the 30 clinics that the Second Republic was erecting around Zimbabwe, while stating that some provinces will benefit two new clinics. Each of these clinics will be equipped with state of the art equipment to minimise referrals to major hospitals.  Furthermore, the Finance Minister highlighted that Cowdray Park would witness the birth of a new school in the area.

Government has been attending to the enhancement and construction of clinics to enhance the provision of health care to its citizens. Recently, President Emmerson Mnangagwa commissioned and handed over a clinic in Stone Ridge whichwas appreciated by the residents of that area.

Meanwhile, according to Minister Ncube, the Government through the Public Works Ministry is currently carrying out investigations of priority needs and requirements for various communities in their efforts to alleviate challenges found in health issues, road infrastructure, and water and sewer reticulation.