11 January 2019
A waste management project is expected to create over twenty thousand jobs using technology that will clean environment of biomass waste, Cabinet Minister has said.
Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing July Moyo in his speech read by his deputy Jennifer Mhlanga said this at meeting held yesterday with Mashana Zimbabwe Pvt Ltd investments delegation and stakeholders on the proposed waste management project.
The project will see a total capital injection of 327 million and will be preceded by a demo project which will cost a figure of $30 million.
“If the projects kicks off it will create over 20 000 jobs for the unskilled people in the country,” said Minister Moyo.
“Key note is the aspect of job creation where 21 000 jobs for unskilled workers will be created.
“I was informed that over $ 300 million is proposed to be injected in the project,” he said.
Chief Executive Officer of the project Mumsy Swanepoel said she was very optimistic that if they are granted the permission to run the project it will benefit the people of the country.
“If we do our project we will train 2 000 people on how to do the project of waste management,” Swanepoel.
“The overall products of the projects includes diesel, petrol and kerosene, active charcoal for industry, charcoal for house hold cooking and industries, organic fertilizers among other products.
“We will equip those people who are not skilled on how to do the waste management project and after five years we will hand over the entire project to those people.
“Waste management project is not exceptional to Zimbabwe but we are also currently doing the same project in India and South Africa,” she said.