Several ministers and government officials have visited the Tokwe Mukosi dam where they were updated on the scope of work that still needs to be done in order for the dam to start being utilised  for irrigation among other activities.

The completion of the Tokwe Mukosi dam, which has now become the country’s largest inland dam, has been described as a historic milestone set to change the face of the water sector forever .

Addressing several government officials who visited the dam, the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri said the completion of the dam is a realisation of a long term dream of turning around the fortunes of the dry Masvingo regions.

“Tokwe Mukosi is set to be a game changer in many aspects and we thank God for the rains we have experienced this year which have seen the dam rising to levels which some of us least expected, ” she said.

Cde Muchinguri, however, emphasized the need for beneficiaries of such water bodies to play their part and pay for the water in order to allow the authorities to keep the dams safe and intact.

Currently irrigators countrywide owe ZINWA more than $35 million, a situation which Minister Muchinguri said is unacceptable.