By Judith Sibanda
Hwange West constituency has invited its residents to propose the projects they can embark on under the 2022 Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
Member of Parliament (MP) Godfrey Dube said they expect to receive ZW$11. 4 million
“Hence we are inviting your input and suggestions on which projects to undertake in our Constituency.”
Dube said the proposals should address gender sensitivity, youths and people with disabilities.
“Public opinion is of vital importance to this cause, the projects must be gender-sensitive, and also incorporate youths and people with disability.”
He emphasized that the CDF can not be used to fund individual projects.
“We can not fund you to order tomatoes or clothing etc, but we can assist each other to
build a market mall for you to sell those tomatoes or clothes,”
“Neither can we drill a borehole for individuals; but we can solar power a borehole for the
village to provide water for gardening and consumption for all.”
Submissions are to be handed to village heads, ward councillors, the local authority and the MP’s office.
Dube told CITE that under the 2021’s ZW$2 million CDF, they embarked on projects that included improvement of infrastructure in schools, clinics, dip tanks, small irrigation schemes and water sources, mainly in rural wards.
Last year, schools like Mosi -Oa- Tunya, Sikumbi, Chikandakubi, Sikabela, Matetsi, Baobab, Chamabondo and Chinotimba benefited from the CDF while BH23 Dip tank under chief Mvuthu was also renovated.