GOVERNMENT has expressed satisfaction with progress made by German firm, Geogenix BV, to transform the Pomona dumpsite into a world class recreational and energy power generation park.
A government delegation led by the Minister of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, this Monday toured the Pomona dumpsite where contractor Geogenix BV has already started landscaping to construct a modern recreational and energy generation park.
Senator Mutsvangwa is upbeat about progress made so far in implementing the project and took a swipe at retrogressive elements.
“I am happy and want to congratulate the Mayor of Harare and all stakeholders involved for making this project a success. The turning of the dumpsite dirt into recreational and biogas energy is welcome and those who are against such a world-class project are detractors of the state,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
Contrary to reports that the deal will prejudice the capital city and residents of millions of dollars, Harare Acting Mayor, Councillor Steward Mutizwa assured the nation that the Pomona Waste to Energy project is a win-win deal.
“The way this deal is structured will see the council paying its equity of US$22 000 a year, but the energy deal will benefit government and the city on a profit-based arrangement,” he said.
On completion, the project is expected to generate 22 megawatts of electricity. *zbcnews*