By Lawrence Chitumba
CONSTRUCTION of the $141 million Semwa Dam across Ruya River, which borders Mt Darwin and Rushinga districts, has resumed after Treasury allocated $20 million for the project in the 2019 Budget.
Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri visited the construction site last week. On completion, the dam will irrigate over 12 000 hectares.
"The dam has immense potential to bring socio-economic transformation in Mashonaland Central in the areas of food security, poverty alleviation, employment creation and steady water supply for Rushinga and Chimhanda," said Minister Shiri.