Chinhoyi Municipality Profile


Municipality of Chinhoyi (formerly called Sinoia) was first established in 1893 as a settlement derived from people searching for gold and other minerals. It is the Provincial capital of Mashonaland West located approximately 120km North West of Harare along the main road from Harare to Kariba and Chirundu, the main gate ways to Zambia. The town with its population of 77 929 (2012) is the administrative, service and communication centre for the Province. Chinhoyi is the centre of productive maize, cattle and tobacco area and also a mining district mainly producing copper and mica. It is also a college town hosting two of the country’s major Universities mainly Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) and Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU). It also houses the Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital which trains nurses.

Summary of Chinhoyi

Municipal status granted:1893
Area: 38km2
Population:77 929
Administrative Wards:15
Major industries/economic activities:Maize & tobacco farming, Copper, mica and gold mining

Health Facilities
  • Hospitals :1
  • Clinics : 5
  • Private Medical facilities :1
Housing Units
  •  Low density: 1937
  • Medium density: 5561
  • High density :  7925
Number off Educational Institutions
  • Universities : 2
  • High/Secondary Schools : 8
  • Primary Schools :13
  • Vocational Training Centres:1
  • Water supply source : Biri dam
  • Coverage of water supply :70%
  • Water production :16ML
  • Water treatment capacity :30ML
  • Hours of water supply : 8 hours/day
  • Solid waste management : 70%
Investment Opportunities
Water treatment plant augmentation Currently the water treatment plant is producing 16ML/d. The infrastructure is capable of being upgraded to produce 30ML/d. Additional filter beds, clarifiers and reservoirs are required.
Waste management The Municipality requires an engineered sanitary landfill for final disposal of all municipal solid waste.

The Council also seeks to establish partnerships on waste management related projects i.e. Recycling, waste recovery or Reuse or other technologies offering sustainable solutions to waste management.

Street lights installation Council requires additional 1000 street lights particularly driven by the need to improve on public lighting. Our priority is embracing sustainable technology that is energy efficient.
Stands servicing A number of schemes are available to partner in service delivery on residential, commercial and industrial stands within the town. E.g St Ives; Rusunguko extension
Roads construction Chinhoyi has a total of 330km road networks with only 102km being tarred. Considerable road works needs to be done to include maintenance, gravelling and tarring.
Social services amenities The town is fast growing and demands development of social services infrastructure including Clinics, community halls, recreational parks, schools and sporting facilities.
Reasons to Invest in Chinhoyi
  • We are the Provincial administrative capital of Mashonaland West.
  • Strategically located along the gateway to Chirundu and Zambia.
  • Our business license processing time is between 2-3 days to facilitate ease of doing business.
  • Approval of building plans is done within 7 working days.
The Application Process

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Contact Details

Applications can be sent to:

  • The Town Clerk
  • Municipality Of Chinhoyi
  • Box 93,
  • Chinhoyi