Michael Tome Business Reporter
Adventist Services Industry (North Zimbabwe Conference) plans to build a $3,9 million office and community centre in Sandton Park, Mount Hampden.
The centre will house offices and an incubation hub for community impact projects.
It will entail activities like the training of livelihood and lifestyle matters including community health issues.
This could be one of the major infrastructure projects to have been started in the Mt Hampden area that has been earmarked for a new city.
Meanwhile, offices construction phase which is separately valued at $1,5 million is nearing completion and will be commissioned early next month giving way for the construction of the community centre.
The development was revealed by the president of Adventist Laymen and Services Industries (North Zimbabwe Conference) Pastor Albert Mangwende on the sidelines of a convention held at weekend.
“We aim to complete the Sandton Park offices project early this coming month of October and we will be re-engaging resources for the construction of the community centre.
“The city is growing in the direction of Mt Hampden hence we took advantage and bought first stands which were put on offer. We chose Mt Hampden because we want our activities to be out of the city centre which has become noisy and too commercialised,” said Pastor Magwende.
Adventist Services and Industries is a cooperative network of lay individuals, professionals, business owners and ministries who collectively support the global mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Amongst other Infrastructure development projects being undertaken by Adventist Services Industry (North Zimbabwe Conference) are eight primary and eight secondary schools in different parts of the country.
Notable schools under construction include Junction Boarding School (Mhondoro), Sunnyside Secondary School (West of Harare), Kanyemba schools (Muzarabani) Gota Secondary School (Guruve) and Mauya PrimarySchool in Hurungwe which could be operational by end of this year.
“As a church we value education, so we have eight primary schools and eight secondary schools construction projects ongoing, in particular is Mauya School in Hurungwe where we were offered a farm by the government and we expect the school to be operational by the end of this year,” he said.