Anglican Church of the Province of Central Africa’s Bishop Chad Gandiya says the re-building of the Harare Diocese has started in earnest with the resumption of the construction of a $150,000 memorial clinic at the St. Clare Mission turn-off along the Harare Nyamapanda Highway.
Bishop Gandiya told journalists Wednesday that the project which stalled five years ago when Anglican Church properties were forcibly taken over by excommunicated Bishop Nolbert Kunonga has resumed and will be completed next August.
The clinic, which will have a maternity wing and an outpatient department, will serve more than 30,000 villagers people from Murehwa, Mashonaland East.
The project is being spearheaded by the men’s guild – Vabvuwi - who have so far spent more than $30,000 on the clinic. Bishop Gandiya is urging the business community and well-wishers to assist in the successful completion of the project.
Gandiya said the clinic is not their only developmental project, adding the diocese is planning to construct a $5 million conference and convention centre in Greendale. A health and lifestyle center will be incorporated into the convention center.
He said the diocese also plans to build a wedding and outdoor centre in Ruwa under a project that will be headed by the Mothers’ Union guild.
Bishop Gandiya further said the diocese has also set up a committee to look into the possibility of establishing an institution of higher learning in the country as has been done by the Methodist Church and others in setting up their own universities.
The church, he said, is also renovating its schools and other institutions which were run-down during the time former Bishop Kunonga was controlling the diocese’s properties. The CPCA regained total control of their properties last year following court rulings against Kunonga and his team.