Plans to Upgrade the Great Zimbabwe at an Advanced Stage

By Tafadzwa Mupfururirwa and Anyway Yotamu.
HARARE – Plans to further develop the Great Zimbabwe has taken a step further following the successful completion of a feasibility study at the iconic site, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr Aaron Nhepera has said.
The study was undertaken under a strategic partnership entered into between the government and The French Development Agency.
Addressing delegates who attended the presentation of the findings of the feasibility study this afternoon, Mr Nhepera expressed high gratitude to the Republic of France for the timely intervention considering President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s engagement and re-engagement drive as the nation gears for attaining Vision 2030.
“The coming in of the French Development Agency is in line with the vision of the Second Republic that seeks to engage and re-engage with the wider global communities to ensure that Zimbabwe takes advantage of the benefits that accrue from mutual co-operation with other states and development co-operating partners such as the French Development Agency,” said Mr Nhepera.
He highlighted that this partnership seeks to ensure that Great Zimbabwe is developed to expected standards that befit its local and international significance.
In addition, Mr Nhepera stated the Home Affairs ministry is focused on establishing sustainable solutions to some of the challenges confronting Great Zimbabwe.
“In this regard, the ministry has engaged the French Development Agency since 2018 when they made their intention to contribute to the development of the cultural heritage sector in the country,” he added.

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