Mnangagwa Pledges Completion Of Mugabe's Legacy Projects


PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to complete all development projects initiated under late former president Robert Mugabe's rule, inorder to improve citizens' standards of living.

Mnangagwa was speaking at the official opening of the new Judicial Services Commission (JSC) Chinhoyi Court building Friday.

"The fact that we are gathered to witness the successful completion of this project signifies my administration's resolve and commitment to deliver on its development oriented policies and programmes.

"The era of starting projects that never get completed is long gone," said Mnangagwa.

He added, "Like many other projects, the Chinhoyi Court complex has been lying derelict for decades with works only recommencing in 2018 following the birth of the Second Republic.

"The culture of action, success, and excellence is the bedrock of the Second Republic value system and ethos."

From now going forward, all projects initiated by Mnangagwa would be completed in record time.

These include projects in water, rural electrification, schools, clinics. Top among these is the Zambezi Water Project in Matebeleland province, which has been on the cards since independence in 1980.

"All projects underway will, therefore, be be timely completed so that our people can enjoy the modern and quality services and goods," the president.

State institutions, Mnangagwa reiterated, must now seek new achievements and victories as opposed  to perpetually bask in accomplishments of yesteryear.

JSC plans to establish a High Court seat following completion of the state-of-the-art composite building that has taken government 20 years to finish.

Establishment of a seat of the superior court at Chinhoyi would bring the number of High Court seats outside Harare to four. 

Others are at Bulawayo, Mutare and Masvingo.

The new complex in Chinhoyi has eight courtrooms, holding cells, 53 offices, a library, a canteen and a kitchen.

The new project, which was part of the government's 100-day cycle, was wholly funded by government is expected to ease judicial officers and other ancillary staff accommodation woes.

The sprawling building will also house Master and Sheriff of the High Court.

Construction contracted to a Chinese firm, Haulong, with help from the Public Works Ministry, began in 2001 and had been stalled due to lack of funding.

Works re-started early 2018 at the inception of the ‘Second Republic’ led by Mnangagwa, which is now curiously taking credit for spearheading massive infrastructural development since ousting long-time ruler, the late Robert Mugabe.

During the commissioning event Friday, Mnangagwa also launched the Judicial Training Institute of Zimbabwe, which will contribute to skills development of judicial officials.

He also unveiled the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) manual, which will benchmark judicial service expectations.

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