Story by Bruce Chahwanda, Political Editor
GOVERNMENT has implemented 287 projects across the country, with 1 045 urban and rural institutions being connected to the internet last year.
In a Post-Cabinet briefing in Harare this Tuesday, Acting Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Honourable Jenfan Muswere said under the 100-Day Cycle, 287 projects were implemented ranging from health to mining, while 24 100 kilometres of the road network has been rehabilitated.
“Cabinet constantly kept the nation updated on the implementation of the 100-Day Cycle projects in 2022, during which a total of 287 projects were implemented across the country’s provinces. Under Health, six health posts were completed. Nine mining projects were implemented and set for commissioning this year. In the transport sector, a cumulative 24 100km of road were rehabilitated under the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme. Information communication technology to bridge the divide between urban and rural areas 914 schools, 105 health institutions and 26 vocational training centres were connected to the internet,” he said.
The Citizen Satisfaction and Baseline Survey on work culture transformation, have revealed that citizens and employees are satisfied with public service delivery.
“Cabinet informs the nation that the study found that the overall satisfaction Index was 68.47%, averaged from citizen and employee satisfaction rates of 67.78% and 69.17%, respectively. These indices fall within the internally accepted range of satisfied, that is, 60 to 70%. This is also against the national Development Strategy 1 target of 50% for 2021, hence the conclusion that citizens and employees are generally satisfied with public service delivery,” he noted.
On the cholera outbreak in the region, Zimbabwe has recorded 60 suspected cases with only five being confirmed.
“Cabinet notes that Cholera outbreaks are being reported in a number of SADC countries, including Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, and South Africa, with Malawi being the most affected. Since 12 February 2023, 60 suspected cases of Cholera have been reported in Zimbabwe from Chegutu (58), Mudzi (1) and Mutare (1). Of these, five cases have been confirmed by culture test, and as of 6th of March 2023 there has been no reported death of Cholera and no patient has been admitted for the disease,” he added.
Cabinet also deliberated on the challenges facing local authorities where a whole-government approach will be adopted, with central government collaborating with local authorities to ensure efficient service delivery and promotion of good governance.