Construction of a US embassy in Zimbabwe begins

The government of the United States has begun constructing a big US embassy in Zimbabwe Thursday aimed at increasing the flow of business and investment between the US and Zimbabwe.

Mr.Bruce Wharton the U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe said that the new compound will cost the American taxpayer a about  $200 million. During a ceremony at the site in Westgate the ambassador said the new embassy would help open pathways for mutual respect and understanding between Harare and Washington, adding that it will also add to the flow of business and assest between the two nations.
Bruce applauded the Zimbabwe government for its support and for making sure the project is a success.
When complete, the new compound will house the embassy and all its departments. The embassy is at present operating from a variety of rented buildings in the city.
Bernard Manyenyeni the mayor of Harare said that they welcome the American government move to construct the embassy in the city.
Simon Takawira one of Harare resident, complained that the new embassy would be far from the city centre however he termed the construction of a US embassy in Zimbabwe a good development for Zimbabwe.
Miriam Chikukwa the Minister of State for Harare metropolitan province, local government and foreign affairs officials and embassy staff attended the groundbreaking ceremony.
The United States has maintained an embassy in Harare since 1980.

Posted on : 30 Nov,-0001

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