Development Politics

Most Projects on Target in Second 100-day Cycle: Gumbo

Cabinet

By Tatenda Mujeyi

The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Monitoring and Implementation of Government Programs, Mr Joram Gumbo has submitted the second 100 Day cycle mid-term report to cabinet.

The 100 day cycle which runs from 28 February to 7 June reported that 16% were ahead of target, 60% on target whilst 24% were behind target.

“Cabinet received a report of the 2nd 100 day cycle as presented by the Minister of Monitoring and Implementation of Government Programs. The 2nd 100 Day commenced on 28 February and will end on 7 June 2019. It was reported that as at day 50, (14) projects (16%) were ahead of target, fifty four (60%) were on target, while twenty-two (24%) were behind schedule.” The Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa said.

Ministries that had all their priority projects progressing well, either on target or ahead of target are “Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Finance and Economic development; Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development; Foreign affairs and International Trade; Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage; Industry and Commerce; Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs; Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services and Mining Development,” Minister Gumbo said.

The projects that were behind target include:

  • The transformer manufacturing and prepaid meter installation;
  • Projects on setting up provision of surgical services at provincial hospitals; scaling up of child adolescent mental health services; and customer care training for health personnel;
  • Compliance with Private Voluntary Organisations (PVOs) Act by Non-Governmental Organisations; capacity building for enhanced communication with persons who are hard of hearing; Industrial Harmony and Sustainable Livelihood projects;
  • Mukuti- Chirundu optic fibre backbone link;
  • Projects on security of tenure and mechanisation of Irrigation development;
  • The Tsholotsho disaster recovery;
  • Magama Extension Water reticulation project;
  • Establishment of Cultural and Creative Industry facility;
  • Establishment of a Recreational Park at Nemamwa Growth Point;
  • Refurbishment of Wedza Country club project
  • Resuscitation of the girls’ hostel at Rodger Howman Centre in Masvingo
  • Provision of staff accommodation and ablution facilities at Matshiloni Secondary School project and
  • Dualisation of the road from Melfort to Bromley along Harare-Mutare Road; dualisation of the road from tollgate to 59.4km peg along the Harare Bulawayo Road as well as the Norton over-rail and fencing of the Beitbridge- Bulawayo Road Projects.

Government attributed the delays to the impacts of price escalations which rendered the initially availed funds inadequate as well as the shortage of foreign currency.

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