$2.8 million for Marondera

Government has allocated $2.8 million for expansion of the Mashonaland East provincial capital.

Farai Nyandoro
Farai Nyandoro

“The funds were distributed through the Public Sector Investment programme. As council we are naturally happy with the funds as our ambitions to expand the town can now start to materialise,”the Mayor, Farai Nyandoro, told a stakeholders meeting at Town House on Friday.

He said part of the funds would be channelled towards water pipes for the 4 500 housing stands project proposed for Hunyani area. “The funds could not have come at a better time. We will purchase water pipes for the project as we want to sell fully serviced stands to prospective new landlords. We would also use some of the funds to rehabilitate the Rujeko Suburb water reticulation system,” said Nyandoro.

The council recently received $750 000 from the European Union for water and sanitation purposes. “These funds will be used to purchase water pumps to improve capacity to supply safe water to residents,” said Nyandoro.

Despite having an ever-growing population, Maronderahas struggled to grow in size both in the residential and central business areas. The small town centre is congested with traffic and people while the 20,000 – long housing waiting list grows longer every day.

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