The proposed transformation of Kanyemba from a marginalised area to an economic hub has generated huge interest among the society in Mbire district.

Government agencies, Mbire Rural District Council and the people of Kanyemba have embraced the multi-million dollar development proposals slated for Kanyemba.

The government plans to construct a tarred road stretching 145 kilometres from Mahuwe to Kanyemba, a pontoon on the Zambezi River to improve trade, electrify the area and set up a 2000 hectare irrigation project for citrus or sugar cane.

The developments are expected to spur economic development in the area.

“There are two benefits on part of our community where resuscitation of Dandito cones as a good gesture from the government. Obviously we will realise employment as well as widen the fires base,” said Mr Claudius Majaya, the Mbire RDC CEO.

For the people of Mbire, employment creation will be the major benefit.

“The news has come at the right time, people in this area will be able to earn a better living,” said Christmas Kachasu, Ward 11 councilor.

“From what the Vice President has said, they are not only developing the area but doing it holistically from energy, education, agriculture, transport and infrastructure, so we are excited,” said Cde Douglas Karoro, who is the newly elected legislator for Mbire.

Government agencies are all ready to partake in the sustainable development of the area.

DDF Provincial Head, Chrispen Mutombo said they will come in with tillage services and help in road construction, while EMA Mashonaland Central Provincial Manager, Mr Robert Rwafa said they are moving from preservation to conservation as they want to help the community use resources sustainably.

Kanyemba is located in the area bordering Zambia and Mozambique with a vast amount of land sitting on the banks of the Zambezi River which will be used to leverage growth of the area.