MP, vil­lagers part­ner to build $60 000 hall

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - National/gender/health News - Wal­ter Mswazie in Masvingo

CHIVI Cen­tral rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the Na­tional As­sem­bly, Cde Ephraim Gwanon­godza has part­nered with vil­lagers to build a com­mu­nity hall worth more than $60 000 at Chishavakadzi Sec­ondary School.

The project which is in Ward 21, has taken off and is ex­pected to be com­pleted be­fore the end of the year. Cde Gwanon­godza said the project, which is one of a num­ber of ini­tia­tives where he has part­nered with the com­mu­nity, will go a long way in pro­vid­ing a con­ve­nient venue for meet­ings.

“I have part­nered with the vil­lagers in Ward 21 to con­struct a com­mu­nity hall near Chishavakadzi Sec­ondary School. Ac­cord­ing to the val­u­a­tion, the hall will cost more than $60 000,” said Cde Gwanon­godza.

He hailed the vil­lagers for sup­port­ing de­vel­op­men­tal ini­tia­tives in the com­mu­nity.

“I am happy that in my con­stituency I have peo­ple who are de­vel­op­men­tal ori­ented. I have do­nated ma­te­rial for the con­struc­tion work but the bricks and labour comes from the com­mu­nity. We ex­pect the project to be com­pleted be­fore year end,” he said.

A vil­lager from Ward 21 Mr Ter­ence Man­gava said the hall will help com­mu­ni­ties when they gather for meet­ings.

“We will not gather un­der trees for our meet­ings. The hall will help us in a big way as our MP has also sug­gested that we also make it one of our in­come gen­er­at­ing projects. We will hire it out to churches and those who are hold­ing pri­vate func­tions,” he said.

Mr Man­gava said the same part­ner­ship has also seen the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of bore­holes, bridges and ir­ri­ga­tion schemes in the drought prone area.

“This project is just but one of many ini­tia­tives in this Ward. We have re­ha­bil­i­tated bridges, ir­ri­ga­tion schemes and sunk bore­holes with the help our MP,” he said.

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