KEY FACTS, GEOGRAPHIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC HIGHLIGHTS

Zimbabwe, strategically located in the heart of Southern Africa is home to the Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world.

Owing to its geographical landscape, the country has significant agriculture, forestry and tourism potential. The population is relatively distributed across the country. More densely populated urban areas.

Key Country Facts

Capital:                                                           Harare

Official Languages:                                        English, Ndebele and Shona

Currency:                                                       Multi Currency System

Dialling Code:                                                +263

Population (2012est.):                                              12 973 308

World Population Rank:                                           72

Population Growth Rate (2012):                             4.375%

Rank Population growth in Africa:                          23

Literacy Rate:                                                97%

 

 

 

 

 

Karoi Town Summary

TOWN COUNCIL STATUS GRANTED IN                              :                               1991

POPULATION ESTIMATE                                                          :                               28606(2012 Census)

TRANSIT POPULATION                                                              :                               350000

AREA (total surface area)                                                           :                               ± 7349.77ha    

ALTITUDE                                                                                         :                               1.275m (4 183ft)

CLIMATE                                                                                            :  Wet season (Nov –April) warm, humid                                                                                                                            , cloudy and rainy.

Dry season:

May –July: Dry, cold, cloud                                        August –October: Dry, sunny, hot.

RAINFALL (AVERAGE)                                                                                :  804.1mm/annum

 

About Karoi

MAJOR LANGUAGES                                   :   ENGLISH AND SHONA

 

Historical Background

 

Historically the occupation of commercial farms in the Karoi area between 1946 and 1952 led to the establishment of Karoi Town, initially as a service centre to act as a focal point for the distribution of farm inputs and as a collection centre for agricultural products. Responding to the demands from increasing agricultural activities in the surrounding area, Karoi grew steadily until after independence when it merited upgrading into town Council status. Karoi urban set-up was accorded a town status on 17 April 1991.

 

Geographical Location

 

Karoi Town Council is a local authority situated in Mashonaland West Province, Central Northern Zimbabwe. It is located approximately 85km by road, North-West of Chinhoyi, the Provincial Capital. It lies 200km North West of Harare along the Harare-Chirundu Highway (A1).

 

Vision

·         “An attractive municipality by 2018”

 

Mission

·         Karoi Town Council exist to provide social and infrastructural development services, to our clients and stakeholders in an enabling environment”

GOVERNANCE

WARDS                                                                                                :                               10

COUNCILLORS                                                                                 :                               10

Road Network

TARRED                                                              :                               19KM

EARTH AND GRAVEL                                   :                               110KM

Housing Units

8092

LOW DENSITY                                                 :               -----

MEDIUM DENSITY                                        :               -----

HIGH DENSITY                                               :               -----

Number of Schools (Public and Private)

SECONDARY                                                     :                               7

PRIMARY                                                           :                               6

VOCATIONAL                                                   :                               0

Health Facilities

NUMBER OF HOSPITALS                            `                               :                               1

NUMBER OF CLINICS                                                                   :                               1

NUMBER OF PRIVATE MEDICAL FACILITIES                  :                               3

Investment Opportunities

 

1.     AGRO PROCESSING

  • Tobbaco processing
  • Cooking oil manufacturing
  • Peanut butter manufacturing
  • Stock feeds processing
  • Mealie meal processing
  • Cotton grinning

2.     Abbattoirs

  • Meat processing

 

  1. Infrastructure development
  • Construction at residential flats, office buildings, shopping malls
  • Schools and colleges
  • Servicing of stands

4.     Tobacco Auction floors

  1. Hotels, Restaurants, Chalets, Lodges
  2. Solar Energy Generation
  3. Agrochemicals and fertilizer manufacturing
  4. Manufacturing of graphite products
  5. Retailing and wholesaling
  6. Camping sites and play centers
Reasons to Invest in Karoi

 

 

  • Readily available land at affordable rates
  • Low assessment rates and licensing charges
  • Flexible payment plans with Council
  • Sound Road Network
  • Telecommunication (telephones, internet connectivity)
  • Availability of power supply
  • Good climatic conditions
  • Hardworking ,educated and entrepreneurial community
  • Adequate water supply
  • Strategically positioned on the highway linking Zimbabwe to Zambia and other Northern Countries (DRC , Malawi, Tanzania etc)
  • Strategically positioned at the heart of a rich agricultural hinterland, a source of inputs (agricultural produce)
  • Commercial hub for Hurungwe District (est. population 329 197) and Nyaminyami District ( est population 41369).
  • Proximity to Lynx Graphite Mine, the source of graphite raw material.
  • Proximity to Chikuti gold fields, the source of raw gold.
  • Linked by tarred road the A1 Highway.

 

 

 

Application Process

APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR CONSIDERATION

1.When applying for land.

  • Application letter
  • Organizational profile
  • Details of the project, expected land size and designs
  • $5 Administration fee.
  1. When applying for a licence.
  • Fire inspection report
  • Buildings inspection report
  • Town planning inspection report
  • Public health inspection report
  • Land purchase receipts
  • Rates clearance certificate
  • Newspaper advert calling for objections to licencing( new licences only)
  • Application letter stating nature of business

 

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO:

 

THE TOWN SECRETARY

KAROI TOWN COUNCIL

PO BOX 225

KAROI

ZIMBABWE

 

TELEPHONE:                 +2632642156755

WHATTSAPP NUMBER: +263771304695

E-MAIL:  karoitowncouncil@gmail.com