President Emmerson Mnangagwa is tommorrow expected to officially open Tariro Clinic and Youth Centre in Hopley, a project carried by Harare City Council with its partners United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Larfarge Cement.
The President will witness the city's good and progressive work that dovetails with Government plans for a middle income society by 2030.
City Health Director, Dr Prosper Chonzi said the clinic provides comprehensive health care to residents of Hopley and surrounding areas.
“We want to make this clinic our prototype as it is the biggest satellite clinic in the City. It is a replica to other areas such that people will get full services,” he said.
“There were no maternity services in the area and most people would go to Hutsanana in Glen Norah and Highfield Maternity clinics for delivery but we will construct a maternity wing here”
Dr Chonzi said council is working to increase the scope of services offered by the clinic while the Youth Centre is expected to provide entertainment for hundreds of youths in the area as it will have a library and an internet facility.
“The idea for the Youth Centre is to keep the youth occupied and since we have a library they can be able to study. It is an opportunity that we engage with them and have health talks as well as providing carrier guidance,” said Dr Chonzi.
The clinic is fully solar powered, has a functional borehole and a solar powered water supply back up.
The facility was constructed with the assistance of a skills development project that was supported by ILO.
A total of 100 youths were trained in various areas such as plumbing, building and cobblestone technology.
The youths were engaged as apprentices to build the facility and a road connecting the clinic to the main road.
Harare City Council is also constructing Chitubu Clinic in Glen Norah using revenue contributions to capital outlay.
Council is using some of the revenue generated from City Health and other departments to construct the clinic.
The city is also targeting Hatcliffe or Kuwadzana to service some of the new settlements, Dzivaresekwa Extension and Hatcliffe Extension.