The project, which resumed operations this year, took several local youths onboard. A Chinese Company, China International Water and Electric Cooperative, was contracted by the government to construct the water pipe-line project.
“Young people of different ages from the Masikana-Wenimbi farming area benefited immensely from the project as their services were hired in different capacities by the company. Some were engaged as security guards while others worked as casual workers at the pipe-line construction site. They mainly laid the pipes along the 15 km pipeline,” said a youth, Samson Hwenjere, who was employed at the project.
Officials from the company said they would pay each worker an average $10 wage per day. “The project is expected to be completed by March next year,” said a company official.