An irrigation project in Chief Mapanzure’s Mutiziwa village has ignited hope among villagers that food self-sustenance will now be a reality.

The Councillor for the area Cde Martin Mapfumo says the December 3 deadline set for the completion has been achieved.

More than 300 villagers worked on the project which has seen a dam wall and a nutritional garden constructed.

The villagers are optimistic that food self-sustenance will be achieved.