The $13 million Sawanga Shopping Mall project, which is expected to change the face of the country’s tourism capital, Victoria Falls is now 95% complete with the official commissioning scheduled for early next month.

Named after Chief Sawanga, one of the three sons of Rozvi Changamire, the multi-million dollar property is set to enhance the attractiveness of Victoria Falls as a regional tourism hub.

The $13 million project is nearing completion with most of the tenants currently working on the fittings, while the anchor tenant, Pick’n’Pay is set to open its doors by the end of March.

Sawanga Shopping Mall Project Manager, Eng Allen Mutede said the project is 95% complete.

“We are excited that substantial work has been covered and I can safely say that we are about 95% complete.  The contractor is currently working on the final touches ahead of the commissioning of the project, while most of the tenants expected to open their doors to the public by mid-April.  ,” he said.

The shopping mall consists of 23 shops, banks, concept houses, food courts, restaurants, coffee shops, a service station and curio shops.
According to ZIMRE Properties Investment, about 95% of the space has already been taken up.

The continued growth of the tourism sector as evidenced by the surge in arrivals has seen growing calls for more investments in relevant properties in order to cope with the projected demand for services.