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Government places Ekusileni Hospital on President Mnangagwa’s 100 day programme

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By Bulawayo Correspondent

The government has placed Ekusileni Hospital on the list of President Mnangagwa’s 100 day programme, a move set to speed up its re-opening.

Ekusileni Hospital in Bulawayo which was built in 2001 operated for a few months and was subsequently shut down after it was discovered that the acquired equipment worth millions of dollars, was obsolete.

Matabeleland North Provincial Medical Director Dr Nyasha Masuka who chairs the committee tasked with ensuring that the institution re-opens, said he is hopeful the placement of the institution on the 100 day programme will yield tangible results.

After he assumed office in November, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said government officials should implement identified projects within 100-day cycles until the 2018 harmonised elections, in a move aimed at reviving the economy.

Three international companies from India and Austria have been shortlisted as potential investors for Ekusileni Hospital as government pushes to re-open the health institution.

Of the nine potential investors, six are local and the other three are international companies.

President Mnangagwa set the 100 day plan for his cabinet ministers in a bid to revive the economy and improve livelihoods of citizens.

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