Excerpts from Fungi Kwaramba Political Editor - Herald 17th July 2021
President Mnangagwa receives US$500,000 money from Harare-Beitbridge Contractors (left to right) Canada Malunga – Masimba Holdings Limited, Progress Mambo – Exodus & Company, Ngoni Musowe – Tensor Systems, Andre Zietsman- Bitumen World and Obey Chimuka – Fossil Contracting, donated to fight against Covid-19 pandemic, at State House in Harare yesterday. -Picture: Tawanda Mudimu
“Allow me to take this opportunity to commend the companies here present, contracted to rehabilitate the Beitbridge-Harare Road. I applaud the high quality of works and speedy completion of targets you have been demonstrating since the commencement of the project. You have been a great example of what we can do as a nation with the use of our own resources and skills. Well done to you all.” President Mnangagwa 17th July 2021.
Once a death trap, the Harare-Beitbridge Road is now shaping up as local companies, namely Bitumen World, Masimba Holdings, Fossil Contracting, Exodus and Co, and Tensor Systems put their shoulder to the wheel in the infrastructural transformation and rehabilitation of the country’s road network.
The Harare-Beitbridge highway contractors donated US$500 000 with US$400 000 being channelled towards the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme and US$100 000 towards capacitating Ekhusileni Hospital in Bulawayo.
The President reiterated his call for Zimbabweans to get the critical Covid-19 vaccines that experts say are key if the country is to reopen economic activity to full-throttle. Zimbabweans need to adhere to WHO regulations such as: washing and sanitising hands, social distancing, wearing face masks, and avoiding unnecessary travel.