City of Gweru Profile

KEY FACTS

CITY STATUS GRANTED IN:                                                    OCTOBER 1973

ELECTED COUNCILLORS AND WARDS:                            18

POPULATION ESTIMATE:                                                         171 000

TRANSIT POPULATION:                                                                             50 000

TOTAL AREA:                                                                                  30 000 hectares

ALTITUDE:                                                                                                        1416 above sea level

CLIMATE:                                                                                                          4OC-28OC

RAINFALL:                                                                                                        690mm per year

ROAD NETWORK
  • TARRED: 426,4km
  • EARTH AND GRAVEL: 639,6km
WATER SUPPLIES
  • LOW DENSITY AND MEDIUM: 6000 units
  • HIGH DENSITY: 30 000 units
NUMBER OF SCHOOLS: [PUBLIC AND PRIVATE]
  • SECONDARY                 13
  • PRIMARY                       20
  • TERTIARY                       3
NUMBER OF MEDICAL FACILITIES
  • PRIVATE HOSPITALS: 2
  • PUBLIC HOSPITALS: 5
  • INSTITUTIONAL CLINICS: 3
  • PUBLIC CLINICS: 7
  • PRIVATE CLINICS: 19
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Stands on Offer:

  1. Mkoba 21 High Density Residential Scheme
  • Developers can purchase stands or partner with Council in servicing the available 6 484 (200-400m2) high and medium density stands.
  • All stands are title surveyed and located 6 kilometres from City Centre
  • Offsite municipal services available.

 

  1. Proposed Mtapa Country and Intercity Bus Termini
  • This 10 hectare site is partially serviced and located 6 kilometres from City centre.
  • Developers can partner with Council in developing a modern transit exchange terminal for long distance and intercity buses.
  • Ancillary modern facilities e.g. shopping mall, public car parks, commuter ranks, passenger shelters and conveniences can be included.

 

  1. Central Business  District  Extension
  • A total of 110 (1200 m2-10 500m2) commercial stands will be made available.
  • Offsite municipal services are readily available.
  • Stands are suitable for the development of shopping malls, office complexes and leisure facilities.

 

  1. Light and Heavy Industrial Stands
  • Stands measuring from 5000m2 to over10 000m2 are available in the industrial areas located within 6 kilometres from City Centre.
  • All stands are title surveyed and offsite municipal services, road and rail available.

Infrastructure provision

Opportunities to partner with Council also exist in the provision, maintenance and rehabilitation of municipal infrastructure in the following areas:

  • The roads network of over 1066km.
  • The public lighting network of over 300 km.
  • Water pumping, treatment and distribution. (2 water treatment plants and 3 booster pump stations).
  • Sewage pumping, transmission and treatment (2 treatment plants and 6 pumping stations).
INVESTOR INCENTIVES
  • For all industrial, commercial and institutional stands a half down payment is required with the balance payable over a period of 6 months.
  • For residential stands, a minimum deposit of $500.00 is required with the balance payable over 48 months.
  • For all  stands,  a  development  period  of  6  years  from  date of signature of sale agreement is granted.
REASONS TO INVEST IN CITY OF GWERU
  • Gweru City is centrally located in Zimbabwe and well connected with major road and rail networks and air services.
  • A strong industrial base hinged on mining and agro processing industries.
  • Abundant and reliable water supplies.
  • The City is a major educational centre and has world class health facilities and other social amenities.
CONTACT DETAILS

The Town Clerk

City of Gweru

Cnr R.G Mugabe and 8th Street

Gweru

Box 278

GWERU

Telephone: 054 (224071-9)

Email: gwatipedza@gmail.com