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Gutu West MP Paradza invests in new clinic

The disused mine house under renovations 

Sinclair Chiwara

Gutu West Member of Parliament (MP) John Paradza is working with members of the
Chavarove community in Ward 29 to turn a disused farmhouse to into a clinic.
The house, which had
been standing derelict for many years, is now undergoing extensive renovations
to make it suitable to host the provision of health services.
In an interview with
TellZim News, Paradza said that he expected all work to be completed by
mid-April after which other processes will be followed.
“We started work on the
project two years ago but financial obstacles saw us taking longer to complete
the work than we had expected,” said Paradza.
The Grain Marketing
Board (GMB) is incentivising workers who are involved in the voluntary work
through a food-for-work scheme while a community burial society called VaDuma
is cooking for them.
The clinic, which will
have a few maternity beds, will be supplied with water from a solar-powered
To access basic
healthcare, the people of Chavarove are currently travelling to Chatsworth Clinic
which is 20km away.
More serious cases are
referred to Gutu Rural Hospital or Gutu Mission Hospital or Driefontein
Missions Hospital which are all further away.
Ward 29 Councillor
Axilia Mhuru, who is actively involved in mobilising labour, said it was
pleasing to know that villagers will soon be enjoying easier access to basic
Materials being used in
the refurbishment work are transported by scorch carts and wheelbarrows.
One committee member
who spoke to TellZim News said the project meant so much to villagers that
getting voluntary labour was not difficult.
“People are cooperating
and there is so much team spirit. We are pleased that much of the materials needed
to complete the clinic are in place. The MP is very helpful and people are
willing to work with him,” said the villager.

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