The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has unveiled a $13 million construction project of its head office in Mt Pleasant business park, a project expected to be completed by December 2019.

The ground breaking ceremony was officiated by the Minister of Energy and Power Development Ambassador Simon Khaya-Moyo who was ably represented by the Permanent Secretary Mr Patson Mbiriri who highlighted the importance of state enterprises having their own properties notwithstanding the exemplary role that the regulatory authority has taken.

Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony the Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province Mrs Miriam Chikukwa noted that the construction of ZERA head office is coming at the right time and is also dovetailing well with the president’s clarion call to invest in the country as this initiative has got several economic downstream benefits.

“The landmark development will see Zimbabwe witnessing one of the best green projects in the country as the roof of the two storey building will be made of solar panels to generate 60kw of electricity for the whole premises,” said ZERA CEO Engineer Gloria Magombo.

The state of the art structure will also house a chemical laboratory that will be used for testing petroleum products in the execution of the regulatory authority’s mandate.