The Anglican Wabvuwi in Zimbabwe (CPCA) has resumed the project of constructing a memorial clinic at St Clare mission in Murewa worthy US$150 000.
The mission was abandoned five years ago when the Anglican Church properties across the Diocese of Harare were forcibly taken over by the excommunicated Bishop Dr Nolbert Kunonga and his group of rebels.
Addressing a press conference in Harare this afternoon Anglican Bishop Chad Gandiya told journalists that the clinic, which is anticipated to end in August 2014, will cater for 30 000 villagers.
“Upon completion, scheduled for August 2014, the Memorial Clinic will serve around 30 00 villagers, drawn from ward 9, 16 and 22.Key health services like maternity services, adults and children outpatients department will be handled at this clinic. The clinic site is 70 kilometers along Harare-Nyamapanda highway, and is 13 kilometers away from Murehwa Centre, where the nearest health is,” Gandiya said.
Gandiya said the Memorial Clinic project was initiated by members of the Anglican Wabvuwi Guild and Anglican clergy following the death of five Wabvuwi members in a road accident at the St Clare’s Mission turn off on 9 November 1997.
“The project has already started and construction is ongoing. To date Anglican Wabvuwi has spent US$30 850, reaching window level. It is expected that with proper support from corporate world and other sympathisers the process can be expedited,” Gandiya said.
Gandiya hailed church members and the community around the area for the tremendous effort they have shown towards the building of the clinic.
“As a church we are glad for the contributions of the community around St Clare’s who are contributing their labour and time,” Gandiya said.
Gandiya said in line with its mission the Anglican Diocese of Harare “commends the work being done at the project site and links directly with our health initiatives across then Diocese where we have HIV and Aids projects, orphanages and within the education sector where we have functional institutions.”
The Bishop said more support is still required from the corporate world, and individuals to ensure that the project is completed on time and begins to serve the Murehwa community in the delivery of standard health services.
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