MPs TURN THE HEAT ON WICKNELL
After grilling businessman, Wicknell Chivayo, the Parliamentary Portfolio committee on Mines and Energy is now set to visit the controversial Gwanda solar project.
The Temba Mliswa led committee wants to assess progress on the ground. “The Gwanda one is to do with ZPC and Intratrek, the Wicknell Chivayo company. We are going to verify what’s on the ground vis a vis what has been paid,” said Mliswa.
Chivayo has said he was paid $5 million by the Zimbabwe Power Company but the ZPC chairman said Chivayo was actually paid $7 million. Mliswa said after Gwanda they will tour Hwange Colliery and Kamativi Mine on Thursday before rounding off with Shabanie Mine on Friday.
“We are going to look at Kamativi, we hear there is an investor. We also hear of things being stripped off by the Chinese investor and we’ll also look at its resuscitation.
We will proceed to Hwange as well to look at the problems which are there and also to look at the production, the challenges that they are facing. It’s not really about problems but challenges and as Parliament to see how best we can also intervene,” said Mliswa.