|The disused mine house under renovations|
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.
been standing derelict for many years, is now undergoing extensive renovations
to make it suitable to host the provision of health services.
TellZim News, Paradza said that he expected all work to be completed by
mid-April after which other processes will be followed.
project two years ago but financial obstacles saw us taking longer to complete
the work than we had expected,” said Paradza.
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.
have a few maternity beds, will be supplied with water from a solar-powered
healthcare, the people of Chavarove are currently travelling to Chatsworth Clinic
which is 20km away.
referred to Gutu Rural Hospital or Gutu Mission Hospital or Driefontein
Missions Hospital which are all further away.
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
the refurbishment work are transported by scorch carts and wheelbarrows.
who spoke to TellZim News said the project meant so much to villagers that
getting voluntary labour was not difficult.
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.