By Staff Reporter
The High Court has granted an application by Intratrek Zimbabwe to proceed with the 100 megawatts Gwanda solar project, which had stalled after a contractual dispute with the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC).
In an eighteen page judgment passed on Tuesday, Justice Tawanda Chitapi said ZPC was, as evidenced by its deposition, appealing an earlier judgment by the court in favour of Intratrek, for selfish and self-serving ulterior motives.
Intratrek, first approached the High Court, seeking an order declaring the contract with ZPC valid after the state power utility had nullified the agreement citing breach of contract in completing agreed works in time.
However, Intratrek argued that a number of actions taken by the utility, including causing the arrest of its director Wicknell Chivayo and failure to fulfill guarantee obligations, grossly frustrated performance of the contract.
As such, the High Court judge said he had granted the application by Intratrek for execution of the earlier judgment pending the appeal filed by ZPC at the Supreme Court, which he noted had very little prospects of success.