PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has arrived in Bulawayo where he is scheduled to officiate at the $2 billion Hopeville Project and commission a $2 million tomato processing plant in the City.
He was welcomed at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport by Vice President Kembo Mohadi, Bulawayo Provincial Affairs Minister Judith Ncube, Cabinet Ministers, senior Government and Zanu-PF officials.
Presidential spokesperson Mr George Charamba yesterday confirmed the programme which he said was in line with the President’s desire to foster development in the country. “The President will be in Bulawayo focusing on two issues, one to do with housing and the other to do with a processing plant for horticultural products,” said Mr Charamba.
“If you recall, he has been emphasising the need to revive the economy and agriculture. The tomato processing project is meant to ramp up community production around horticultural products.” He said such projects would ensure that purchasing power gets to the community level. “The horticulture project speaks to the industrialisation goal which the President has been articulating so eloquently. The housing project speaks to the social service so that we ensure there is sufficient shelter,” said Mr Charamba.
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