Leader of Movement Democratic Change, Nelson Chamisa has applauded the City of Harare for putting up solar power system at the a newly constructed clinic in Hopley saying such developments are in sync with his party vision for smart cities.
Speaking after touring Tariro clinic earlier today, Chamisa urged government to emulate what city of Harare has done by adopting solar energy at all health institutions.
“This is evidence of a smart city programme underway. The solar power developments shows that we are heading towards a good direction,” said Chamisa.
“This is what we want as a country, things that will make our country go forward,” said Chamisa.
This comes on the backdrop of severe load shedding currently experiencing the country with most suburbs going for 16 hours without power.
One of the patients at the Hopley clinic, Mercy Muenzane said they welcome the decision by their local authority to install solar power system saying it will help address power challenges at the healthcare centre.
“Most clinics delay services due to electricity problems especially now but we are happy that here we will be served any time and with the solar it means most of the processes will be faster unlike electricity dependent clinics,” said Muenzane.
Meanwhile President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to officially open the clinic tomorrow.
The clinic was built by the City of Harare in partnership with the UNFPA, International Labor Organisation and the local community to serve the more than 200 000 residents from Hopley and surrounding areas.
The clinic also houses a youth centre which will help young people with vocational skills