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marondera

The population was estimated at 76,000.
Marondera is one of the centres of Zimbabwe's large forestry and farming district and markets timber, tobacco, corn (maize), beef, and dairy products. Marondera also has industrial estates for manufacturing and factories etc, supermarkets, large commercial businesses, small businesses, a football stadium called Rudhaka stadium, recreational facilities and provincial government offices as well as a provincial hospital and clinics.
Marondera is a nice town to live in and is liked by many due to its close proximity to the city of Harare.It has a very low crime rate and the people are hardworking.

It is an educational centre with some of Africa's most elite private and government schools in the area such as , Peterhouse Boys' School and Peterhouse Girls' School, Watershed College,ariel school , Marondera High School,Cherutombo high school and Wise Owl High School. Junior schools in Marondera include Barnies Junior School , Ruzawi School, Godfrey Huggins, Digglefold School, Lendy Park, Springvale House and Wise Owl Primary School. It also houses an agricultural and commercial college aptly named Kushinga Phikelela and a government research station called Grasslands Research Station..



 

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Marondera CBD is built around the town's well maintained park called 'The Green'



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Redcliff

Redcliff is a town situated in the Midlands Province of Zimbabwe.
The town sits in an extremely iron-rich area and has relied on steel production as a source of revenue since it was founded in the early part of the 20th century.Since the shutdown of a major firm (ziscosteel) the standard of living of the majority became so tough,Due to the current economic crisis in Zimbabwe, there has been low investment in the town & it suffered more than neighboring sister kwekwe. The municipality of Redcliff governs Rutendo, Torwood and Simbi Park.Redcliff has no direct water source for Its water comes via the Kwekwe sebakwe dam
Redcliff has no direct water source for its on. Its water comes via the Kwekwe network.

 

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So it was we were recently out in Gutu and enjoyed walking the streets of Mpandawana town which, according to government administration, belongs to Gutu District which itself is part of the larger Masvingo Province.

Some estimates put the town’s population at between 30 000 and 50 000.
Gutu Mpandawana is by any measure a successful example, until the recent creepy economic decline, of the early 80s/90's government’s economic planning which saw it start off as a village growth point to the point of attaining town status.

The town has a municipal administration, both low and high density suburbs, a town center with commercial banks, as well as fully staffed and functional government departments.When we arrived, Council was also in the vendor clean-up frenzy just like the rest of the councils around Zimbabwe.However, what equally caught our attention was the transport system here.

Apparently, the ex-Japan Toyota Granvia is the most popular cog here in the private public transport system for longer distances of say between Mpandawana and Masvingo (94 km), Mpandawana and Chivhu (87 km) or Mpandawana and Chartsworth (30 km).The Fun-Cargo is extremely popular too for shorter distances together with other smaller rather similar vehicles. It is at the CBZ Bank known locally as paCBZ (at CBZ) that we met a young man who introduced himself only as Tich.

Tich is the boss of the Fun-Cargo crew, a loose unofficial collection of drivers of their own cars or on behalf of absent owners.He told us altogether they have up to 85 vehicles racking in as much as US$8000.00 per day depending on business.

The name "Gutu" is historically reported to have emerged from "Chinomukutu wemiseve" – meaning, "the one with a load of arrows". This is according to oral historical folklore of the "Gumbo" clan who are said to have taken over the area from the "Shiri" clan through killing them by poisoning the fruit trees in the "Gona" area. Mupandawana is the largest district service centre. It was designated as a "growth point" during the early years of independent Zimbabwe together with such places as Gokwe in the Midlands Province and Juru in Mashonaland East province. Mpandawana gained town status in April 2014.



















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Kariba

Kariba is a town in northern Zimbabwe. It’s a gateway to huge Lake Kariba, known for its houseboats, hippos and tiger fish. In Kariba Heights, a lookout offers panoramic views of the lake. Nearby, the circular Chapel of Santa Barbara has a memorial to workers who died during the construction of the massive Kariba Dam. Lake Kariba is the largest man made lake in the world.According to the 2012
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