Zimbabwe is set to build a new parliament building in Mt Hampden. The construction will be wholly funded by the Chinese to the tune of $165 million. A Chinese firm, Shanghai Construction group has been contracted for the task. Some critics have queried why Minister of Finance, Mthuli Ncube allocated US$3,8 million for the construction of the parliament building when it is wholly funded by a Chinese grant. Deputy Minister for Information and Broadcasting Services, Energy Mutodi clarified on the issue of double allocation. He said
The $3,8 million injected by the Finance minister is meant for auxiliary costs such as land surveys, development of basic infrastructure, amongst others which are not covered by the Chinese. Just because the Chinese are funding the project, it does not mean we are not making any effort.
The project, worth $165 million, is fully-funded by the Chinese. It is part of the mega-deals which President Emmerson Mnangagwa clinched when he visited China.
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Energy Mutodi is a controversial Harare businessman, Sungura musician, politician and an academic. He rose to prominence in 2012 when he released his debut album Simbi Yamudhara. He was accused of swindling money from civil servants through his housing co-operative, National Housing Development Trust Zimbabwe.... Read More About Energy Mutodi
Professor Mthuli Ncube is the Minister of Finance and Economic Development.He was the Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank ,financial, economics, investment, and public policy expert, entrepreneur and academic. Professor Ncube divides his time between the private sector in Switzerland and... Read More About Mthuli Ncube