CHIKOMBA –Chivhu, one of the oldest towns in Zimbabwe found at the southern tip of Mash East Province had its first robots installed at a cost of $38 000 in the tiny CBD on Sunday.
There are unconfirmed reports that First Lady Grace Mugabe will officially launch the robots.The robots are at the T-junction of Chivhu–Harare Road and
Chivhu–Murambinda Road near Vic's Tavern and they were erected by a company called Syvern Investments which is headquartered in Harare's Eastlea suburb following a tender floated by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development.
The point where the robots are being installed was increasingly becoming a safety concern as the junction is situated on one of the country's busiest highways.Syvern Investments Business Development Manager, Arnold
Chisewe said the project cost an estimated $38 000 inclusive of supply and installation. He said the project is sponsored by the Japanese and is being carried out under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development.
The robots will use solar mainly with back-up power \ from Zesa also available. There is also a pedestrian crossing for the safety of children and the
"For safety reasons, we will leave the robbots flashing for 10 days so that road users get used to them. The Ministry will also take advantage of that period to
place signage and road markings and they will come back again to switch on the lights," said Chisewe.
Chisewe said his company gives solutions to municipalities and their range is wide. He said they also supply Cat- mix tar in eight provinces.news