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Japanese Ambassador meets Gwanda TC

by Staff Reporter
18 Dec 2016 at 06:08hrs | Views
The Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Minae Takahashi recently paid a visit to Gwanda Town Council and held a meeting with the mayor and his councillors.

The Ambassador had a delegation of four officials.

The Mayor, Knowledge Ndlovu said in an interview with The Mirror after the meeting that, the engagement with the Ambassador was basically a courtesy call where he wanted to know Gwanda and the challenges that it faced.

He however, said the Ambassador was in a position to consider areas where he could assist council if proposals are made.

"Ambassador Takahashi said his country was assisting various other towns in Zimbabwe and he was therefore in a position to do the same for Gwanda," said Mayor Ndlovu.

Mayor Ndlovu said the assistance that his council considered to propose to the Ambassador are the rehabilitation of the hospital and other infrastructure, bringing about ICT and provision of street lights like tower lights.

"We see a great potential in Gwanda.  We are currently working with 20 towns that include Mutare, Masvingo, Harare, Bulawayo and I believe Gwanda will be a good area to operate in and we are looking forward to working with you," he said.
Apart from assistance, the Mayor said there were also investment opportunities in Gwanda and in particular Gwanda was sitting on a gold belt  and other minerals.

Source - Masvingo Mirror