The Parliamentary Portfolio committee on Mines and Energy will tour the site of the proposed Gwanda Solar Plant today as legislators continue their probe into the contentious deal signed by the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) and Intratrek, a company owned by Wicknell Chivayo.
The visit comes barely two weeks after Chivayo appeared before the committee where he was questioned over the $5 million he received from the ZPC for the Gwanda solar project without the requisite bank guarantee. Chairperson of the committee, Temba Mliswa said the visit was meant to enable Parliament to assess progress made on the ground in relation to the amount that Chivayo received.
During his appearance before the committee, Chivayo was also questioned over the manner in which he won the tender for the project in 2013. He admitted that he had been paid by the company without a bank guarantee and had sought assistance from former Minister of Energy and Power Development Dr Samuel Undenge after suspended ZPC managing director Noah Gwariro had refused to pay him the money without the guarantee.
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Wicknell Chivayo a.k.a Sir Wicknell is a business person in Zimbabwe known mostly for making posts on social media about his riches. His source of wealth is not known but he has been reported to be linked to corrupt business activities and having close ties... Read More About Wicknell Chivayo
Temba Mliswa is an outspoken Zimbabwean politician and the current Member of Parliament for Norton Constituency having won the by-election on 22 October 2016 as an independent candidate. He is the former current Parliamentary Portfolio Chairman on Mines and Energy. He is a former member... Read More About Temba Mliswa
Samuel Undenge is a Zimbabwean politician and a former member of the- Zanu- PF. He is the former Minister of Energy and Power Development.He is a Member of Parliament for Chimanimani East constituency in Manicaland province.In January of 2018 Undenge was arrested by the Zimbabwe... Read More About Samuel Undenge