Zimbabwe Ministers Tour New City Site
By Tendai Mugabe and Praise Bvumbamera
Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere and his Transport and Infrastructure Development counterpart Dr Jorum Gumbo yesterday toured the site of the new city to be constructed in Mt Hampden. The tour was organised to have an appreciation of the area and road works leading to the new Parliament building to be constructed in the area.Speaking to journalists at the site, Minister Kasukuwere said construction of the new Parliament building was taking shape.
"This is the beginning of the construction of the road that will lead to the new Parliament building," he said.
"We have completed all the negotiations and discussions with the Chinese government who are supporting and funding the construction of the new Parliament as it has been accepted by the Cabinet and also been accepted by the Chinese government.
Mount Hampden is a village in Mashonaland East province in Zimbabwe. It is about 11 miles from the capital Harare. It was the original destination of the Rhodesian Pioneer Column, the Column eventually settled some 11 miles to the south. Mount Hampden was named by the hunter and explorer Frederick Courtney Selous after John Hampden the Puritan leader during the Cromwellian Wars in Britain.