Chivayo fails to complete pre-commencement works

Chivayo fails to complete pre-commencement works
Published: 25 April 2018 (149 Views)
INTRATREK Zimbabwe has completed clearing 75 hectares of the 200 hectares as part of the pre-commencement works for the Gwanda solar project, an official has said.

Apart from completing pre-commencement works, the company was contractually expected to have raised the funds needed for the 100 megawatt (MW) plant.

A senior ZPC official yesterday said they had begun evaluating progress made on clearing the site by Intratrek, which is fronted by businessman Mr Wicknell Chivayo.

The company was paid $5 million for the pre-commencement works without a bank guarantee.

"The pre-commencement works should have been completed by 23 April and it means the contract for that particular work lapsed yesterday (Monday)," said the official.

"According to the contract, the company should have raised full funding, but we have nothing to date, except a letter they wrote this week saying they were covering the exposure."

Mr Chivayo could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Mines and Mining Development permanent secretary Mr Patson Mbiriri on Monday told the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy chaired by Norton legislator Mr Temba Mliswa (independent) that Mr Chivayo — who had previously abandoned the site — was now back and had cleared 75 hectares of the 200 hectares designated for the solar plant.

Zesa Holdings group chief executive officer Engineer Josh Chifamba, who also appeared before the same committee on Monday, indicated that the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC)'s board was expected to meet on the same day to discuss the matter.

Our Harare Bureau has since gathered that the ZPC board failed to meet on Monday.

"A lot has been done to review the tender which was awarded to Intratrek, but it is a legal process," he said. "The decision that you put forward as the committee is the same that was made by the ZPC board, but it is a legal process, it does not happen immediately.

"The contractor was not expelled from site. We thanked the noise that was done as it forced him to go and complete the work which we had already paid for."

In March, Mr Mliswa's parliamentary committee visited Gwanda and expressed disappointment with what it viewed as poor preparatory works at the site.

- chroncile

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