Kudzanayi Relocation Begins
Kudzanai relocation work begins
GWERU has taken the first steps to convert Kudzanai Bus Terminus into a shopping mall, the City Council confirmed yesterday.
Tapiwa Marerwa, the deputy town clerk, said the civic engineering department had since started the process of servicing the new site for the terminus in Mutapa.
He said the project was aimed at decongesting the Central Business District and curb health hazards like poor sanitation.
“The plans to relocate our main terminus still stand. We have managed to put a squat tank, sewerage, bays among other things on the new site.”
Marerwa said the relocation of the terminus would help develop Gweru into a modern city.
“The relocation will give room for us to transform the Kudzanai Bus Terminus area into a shopping mall which in my view is a positive move. Our planned mall will compete with the likes of Harare’s Joina City among others,” said Marerwa.
He also said the project would help improve the council’s service delivery due to an increased revenue base in rates that will accrue once the envisaged shopping mall comes into existence.
“Our revenue will increase since the setting up of a shopping mall will accommodate businesses of all types that will be paying rates to council. This will help us take care of our roads and all the other areas that need attention,” said Marerwa.