Old Mutual who are the financiers of Kupinga Hydro Power Project have set aside US$200 000 for community development projects in Chipinge and Chimanimani where beneficiary communities and institutions are already benefiting from the fund.

Handing over a borehole water system and a hall to Sterksroom Secondary School in Chipinge ward six, Old Mutual group chief executive officer, Mr Jonas Mushosho said the setting aside of US$200 000 to promote community development projects under Kupinga renewable energy initiative is aimed at improving sustainability in Chipinge and Chimanimani.

 Mr Mushosho said his organisation has already drilled ten boreholes at different clinics in the area while US$10 000 has been handed over to Chimanimani community for the construction of Saziya Clinic.

The cheque to construct Saziya Clinic was handed over to the community by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Cde Patrick Chinamasa who commissioned the borehole water project and hall to Sterksroom Secondary School.

Minister Chinamasa said the Kupinga Hydro Power Station which is five hundred meters away from the school should result in the electrification of Sterksroom Secondary School.

Chimanimani East Member of Parliament and Energy and Power Development Minister, Dr Samuel Undenge who was spearheading the construction of Saziya Clinic commended Old Mutual and its partners for the partnership and support.