Govt allocates $10m for rehabilitation of hospital closed over a decade ago. Kezi villagers who were now forced to travel to Bulawayo, Gwanda or Maphisa for medical services accused authorities of lacking the political will to renovate the hospital.
The central government has allocated $10 million for the rehabilitation of Kezi Hospital in Matobo District, Matabeleland South province which has been closed for over 10 years after its roof was blown off.
Matobo legislator Edgar Moyo said efforts were ongoing to also construct a new structure since the whole building has been damaged by termites.
Moyo indicated that the roof of the health institution was blown away by heavy winds 13 years ago and an assessment observed that the whole structure had been affected by ants and needed to be rebuilt.
The MP said the hospital was constructed around 1941 using clay mud bricks which are not strong hence the need to reconstruct it using create a new plan. Moyo said authorities approved building plans for a new structure in December. He added:
The government then allocated $10 million towards the construction of a new structure. We are waiting for the government to release the funds to commence the construction.
Moyo said they were also working on upgrading the roads as they were in bad condition adding that $400 million was allocated to construct the main road from Matopo to Kezi police was not used.
Source – The Standard
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