Gweru, MSU partner in solar street lights project

Gweru, MSU partner in solar street lights project
Published: 16 March 2019 (130 Views)
GWERU City Council (GCC) has partnered Midlands State University (MSU) in a project that will result in the installation of solar powered street lights in Senga and Nehosho suburbs where most of the university's students stay.

There are few functional streetlights in the city's suburbs. Gweru Mayor Councillor Josiah Makombe confirmed the development.

He said under the partnership, solar powered street lights will be installed in Senga and Nehosho as well as in the Central Business District.

"We have partnered Midlands State University for the installation of solar powered street lights and tower lights in Senga, Nehosho and the main road from the university campus to Cathedral hall in town. The deal is already done and we just wait for work to commence anytime soon. We are optimistic the move will improve public lighting in Senga and Nehosho where most MSU off campus students stay," he said.

Gweru's CBD has two functional traffic lights after some solar powered robots installed by a private contractor broke down. The municipality awarded the contract to the company in 2013 with a target of installing solar traffic lights at 16 intersections in the city but the lights could not last a year.

Meanwhile, Clr Makombe said the devolution grant of $3,4 million allocated to the local authority by Government would mainly be used to upgrade public lighting in Gweru.

"We are still lagging behind as a city in terms of public lighting hence a large chunk of the devolution grant will be channelled towards improvement of public lighting so that we match Sadc standards. We are currently operating with 70 tower lights across the city and this is not effective," said the Mayor.

He said the situation has given rise to dark corners where crimes such as rape and theft are committed.

- chronicle

Tags: Gweru, MSU, Solar,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Zimbabwe Army hunts for Tajamuka leader

by Mandla Ndlovu | 27 May 2019 | 82 Views

Jonathan Moyo not yet on Interpol radar

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 50 Views

Senator Dr Mpofu accepts defeat at MDC Congress

by Ndou Paul | 27 May 2019 | 66 Views

Your Mindset determines your Success

by Enos Denhere | 27 May 2019 | 41 Views

'Stop rumour mongering in ZANU PF'

by Simbarashe Sithole | 27 May 2019 | 65 Views

Mnangagwa's govt sabotaged Chamisa's congress

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 63 Views

Achieving self-sufficiency in electricity generation in Zimbabwe

by Victor Bhoroma | 27 May 2019 | 44 Views

Biti, Ncube and Karenyi voted as Chamisa's VPs

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 148 Views

Tsvangirai's daughter beats opponent from hospital bed

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 99 Views

Chamisa ally Hwende beats Mwonzora for SG post

by newzimbabwe | 27 May 2019 | 82 Views

Zimbabwe economy dies

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 72 Views

WATCH: The body of Dabengwa arrives in Bulawayo

by Mandla Ndlovu | 27 May 2019 | 76 Views

Zanu-PF Youths ready for MDC protestors

by Mandla Ndlovu | 27 May 2019 | 58 Views

Mwonzora loses Secretary General post to Hwende

by Mandla Ndlovu | 27 May 2019 | 64 Views

MDC CONGRESS: Full election results

by Mandla Ndlovu | 27 May 2019 | 104 Views

Mnangagwa to snub Dabengwa's burial?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 27 May 2019 | 65 Views

ZANU PF Youths ready for MDC protestors

by Mandla Ndlovu | 27 May 2019 | 120 Views

MDC Congress plunge into darkness

by newzimbabwe | 27 May 2019 | 126 Views

'Freezing' temperatures to hit Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 140 Views

ZACC aspirants chopped down to 35

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 95 Views

WATCH: Chamisa speaking before MDC Congress vote counting

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 116 Views

Mujuru swims in US$450 000 debt

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 110 Views

Surface Wilmar resumes operations

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 107 Views

Dabengwa's body expected in Bulawayo today

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 92 Views

Man assaults neighbour over sex snub

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 121 Views

Oskido rejects anything to do with BAA nomination

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 86 Views

Minister's house gutted by fire

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 115 Views

Zesa announces load shedding reprieve

by Staf reporter | 27 May 2019 | 109 Views

Bulawayo, ZPC in dispute over ownership of power station

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 85 Views

Plumtree villagers demand restoration of Kalanga chiefs

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 79 Views

Police brutality victim compensated 9 years on

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 81 Views

$42 million lost to cyber-crime

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 78 Views

'Prices will fall,' dreams Zanu-PF

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 82 Views

The economy may never rise under a Zanu-PF leadership

by Tapiwa Gomo | 27 May 2019 | 100 Views

Zanu-PF officials threatened Chief with death

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 85 Views

Bulawayo businessman sues sheriff

by Staff reporter | 27 May 2019 | 71 Views