Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund

18-juil-2019

The Bank’s ZimFund water and sanitation project clears the air in Redcliff

Forbes Muzanzi, a resident of Rutendo High Density Suburb in Redcliff holds a ‘temporary sewer pipe’ that transported sewage out of his yard before ZimFund phase II replaced all the small and broken-down sewer pipes in his area. There used to be a very nasty smell around Redcliff’s high density Torwood and Rutendo suburbs, ‘Home of the Steelmakers’, some 220 km south-west of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. The origin of it was obvious, as spillage of sewage into houses and streets from inadequate temporary pipes meant to carry sewage away from residents’ homes had been a daily menace for the...
28-juin-2019

ZimFund water and sanitation project: Communities can sustain local infrastructure

“Residents should take part in social engineering of projects, civic education and offer community stewardship in maintaining infrastructure. Besides this, residents should pay for water and sanitation services rendered, so that local authorities can generate funds to maintain infrastructure,” said Hardlife Mudzingwa, Programmes Director for the Community Water Alliance. Community Water Alliance (CWA) is a grassroots civil society organisation (CSO) that does advocacy work in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), environment and climate issues. CWA has more than 25,000 individual members...
15-avr-2019

ZimFund Water and Sanitation Project: Harare residents commend ZimFund for engaging communities

Passmore Masanga, a resident of the Mabvuku township in Harare hopes that a new 4.6 km pipeline, installed under the ZimFund Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project Phase II, will change persistent water shortages and bring relief to his family and other residents of Mabvuku, where a water crisis has lingered for years.  “The situation is bad. We wake up around 3am to beat the water queues at a nearby borehole. We hope the replacement of the pipeline, among other factors, will enable us to get water from our taps,” said Masanga. Masanga was among several residents...
12-Feb-2019

Water at last for Kuwadzana residents in Zimbabwe

The Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project Phase II in Zimbabwe, implemented by the African Development Bank, has improved water access for targeted communities with inadequate water supply. Waking up at the crack of dawn to beat water queues at a borehole almost 2km away had become a lifestyle for Musati and her family. The family settled in Kuwadzana 4 High Density Suburb 13 years ago and since then, running water has been extremely difficult to access.   “We would go to the borehole with ten 20-litre containers at around 3 am. It was scary but there was no...
25-avr-2016

AfDB’s approval of US $25-million Trade Finance Facility to CABS to boost Zimbabwe’s local firms

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a US $25-million Trade Finance Line of Credit facility to Central Africa Building Society (CABS) of Zimbabwe on April 20, 2016. This medium-term facility will help to support the expansion of CABS’ operations as a provider of trade finance to local firms as well as Small and Medium-sized Enterprises within Zimbabwe’s tradable sector. The resultant credit support will provide for the importation of critical inputs such as agro chemicals, pesticides, farm machinery, spares and equipment, which Zimbabwe is in dire need of...
25-mar-2016

Lack of water is a stumbling block to gender equality in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Water, Environment and Climate, Oppah Muchinguri has decried lack of sufficient clean water as a stumbling block to achieving gender equality. She said girls were often forced to miss school because of searching for the precious liquid. “At home we have our young girls and mothers who walk for hours every day to fetch water for their families, unfortunately there is no economic value attached to this job and often times gender equality is compromised. Girls miss school searching for water and chances of them failing in school are very high; this is unacceptable,” she...
25-nov-2015

Government of Zimbabwe Commissions ZimFund Bulawayo Power Projects

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Energy and Power Development, Samuel Undenge, officially commissioned the ZimFund Emergency Power Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project in Bulawayo on 12 November. The ceremonies were held at Mpopoma and Criterion Substations, where two 20 MVA transformers were installed under the first phase of the Project. The power project was financed by the Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ZimFund). The contributing donors to ZimFund are Australia, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The Fund, has to date provided $145 million towards...
01-oct-2015

Zimbabwe : une aide rapide de 16 millions $ de la BAD pour des travaux d’eau et d’assainissement

Diligentant sa procédure d’intervention rapide, la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a octroyé, le 30 septembre 2015, une aide d’urgence de 16 millions de dollars EU au Zimbabwe, destinée à nettoyer les banlieues les plus pauvres de la capitale, Harare. Dans un premier temps, le projet consistera à éliminer les eaux usées non traitées qui se sont répandues dans certaines zones résidentielles et à rétablir l’approvisionnement en eau des zones les plus vulnérables du Grand Harare, qui concentre deux millions d’habitants. Les infrastructures d’eau et d’assainissement au Zimbabwe...
28-jan-2014

Zimbabwean youth and others to receive USD 53.4 million from AfDB

Zimbabwean youth, tourism, water and sanitation, transportation, emergency power, and public finances are all slated to receive a major boost in 2014 from the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). In a signing ceremony on 22 January between the Minister of Finance and Economic Development,  Patrick Chinamasa, and the Bank Group’s Resident Representative, Mateus Magala, the AfDB provided the Zimbabwean government with six grants amounting to USD 53.4 million. Three of the grants, worth USD 39.9 million, will be funded from the Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (Zim-Fund) while...
20-déc-2013

Zimbabwe : un projet du Zim-Fund dans l’énergie cible 5 millions de personnes

Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a donné son aval à la phase II du projet de réhabilitation d’urgence de l’infrastructure électrique au Zimbabwe (dit “EPIRP II”, pour “Emergency Power Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project” en anglais). Ce projet s’est vu octroyer une subvention de 17,52 millions de dollars EU du Fonds fiduciaire multi-bailleurs du Zimbabwe (Zim-Fund), hébergé à la BAD. Le projet a pour objectif d’améliorer la disponibilité et la fiabilité de l’approvisionnement en électricité, grâce à la réhabilitation des installations de...
28-nov-2013

ZimFund: Providing critical support towards Zimbabwe’s economic recovery agenda

The Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ZimFund) is a short- to medium-term infrastructure development program which supports Zimbabwe’s economic recovery by improving the quality of life of ordinary citizens, particularly the poor. It is a major collaborative effort between members of the international donor community (Australia, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom), the Government of Zimbabwe, and the African Development Bank Group designed to rehabilitate infrastructure and restore basic services in water and sanitation initially in six municipalities (Harare...
03-mai-2013

ZimFund’s Emergency Power Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project to Improve Reliability and Availability of Electricity in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ZimFund) launched the physical implementation of the sub-transmission component of the Emergency Power Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project (EPIRP) by hosting a kick-off meeting at the African Development Bank (AfDB) Field Office in Harare on April 24, 2013. The meeting marks the end of the procurement process and the beginning of the physical implementation stage of this component, valued at US $8.56 million. This component is one among three works components to be implemented under the Fund’s overall US $35-million Emergency Power Infrastructure...
16-avr-2013

Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ZIMFUND) Launches Flagship Infrastructure Development Project

ZimFund’s Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project (Phase One) will increase the reliability, quality and availability of water, restore wastewater treatment capacity and reduce the incidence of cholera and other water related diseases. The Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ZimFund) has handed-over the site of Mutare water and sanitation works to the contractor. This project, valued at USD 9.04 million, is the first to be implemented under the Fund’s overall USD 29.65 million Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project (UWSSRP), which will also see...
07-mar-2011

President Kaberuka Launches Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Zimbabwe

Speaking at the launch of the Zimbabwe Multi-donor Trust Fund (Zim-Fund) on 7 March 2010 in Harare, the African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Donald Kaberuka, commended Zimbabwe’s economic recovery since the establishment of the Government of National Unity.  This has provided the basis for a process of re-engagement with the international community.  The Zim-Fund, which is now operational with an initial commitment of USD 68.8 million, is a first step on this road.  The AfDB stands ready to work with the authorities and Zimbabwe’s development partners, as demonstrated by...