Massive devolution projects lined for Kwekwe


KWEKWE City Council, which was allocated $1 billion Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfer (Devolution
Funds), will construct two new clinics, a drug rehabilitation centre, a classroom block and
rehabilitateroads among other capital projects from the funds.
Presenting the 2023 budget, Kwekwe City Council Finance Committee chairperson Councillor Silas
Mukaro said the mega projects will change the face of the city and further lure new investors.
He said the operational grant of $173,492 is earmarked for the valuation roll costs, Clinic drugs, Solar
backup for the Mbizo 15 Rates hall and purchase of 10 laptops.
Council has set aside $310,000 for the construction of Ward 14 and 6 clinics and drug rehabilitation
centre in Amaveni.
Another block for the new Mbizo 21 Primary school will be built as well as a Ward 12 classroom
block for $200,000.
Kwekwe will continue with the roads rehabilitation programme. It has budgeted $469,434.13 for
Maunganidze Road, Link Road and Mbizo 21 Poto roads.
Cllr. Mukaro said water metering which was a topical among the residents for many years, will be
solved through the smart metering programme and $492,000 has been set aside for the project.
Sporting facilities and play centres have been allocated $24,000 under Social amenities.

Council will erect new towerlights in Mbizo 14 and to the tune of $130,000.
Council intends to borrow USD 4,456,820 for the servicing of Mbizo 22 stands, Mbizo 7 home
industries, Mbizo 21 commercial stands.
Driven by the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1) as guided by the National Constitution of
Zimbabwe, National and Organisational Gender Policy, Urban Council`s Act 29:15, Kwekwe City
Council`s 2023 budgeting process was premised on the principle of inclusivity ensuring that women,
youths and people living with disability were well represented.

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