Due to its geographical set up, Chimanimani district offers an array of investment opportunities ranging from agriculture, both consumptive and none consumptive, mining, tourism, solar and micro hydro power generation amongst others. Below is a list of potential projects one can invest in by

ward.

WARD NUMBER AND NAME

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY (E.G. MINING, AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION ETC)

ESTIMATED COST ON INITIAL INVESTMENT  TO BE EMPLOYED –US$

POTENTIAL BENEFITS FOR THE DISTRICT

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF JOBS CREATED

REMARKS

1.       Cashel

Value addition plant for Horticultural products

$500,000

 

·         Improved household income

·         Increased revenue base for council and district GDP

100

The ward is traditionally known for its horticultural practice. The ward already has factory warehouse that can be refurbished

Contract farming

$100,000

 

·         Improved household income

 

300

The ward has an irrigation system to support primary production

Mini hydro power generation at Tandai Falls

$300,000

 

·         Improved nutrition and food security

20

The wards also has a perennial river and a water fall along Tandai River

2.       Mhandarume

Small livestock production (goat keeping)

$50,000

·         Improved community nutrition and food security

·         Increased revenue base for council

80

There is enough land to establish a goat breeding and ranching

3.       Chakohwa

Contract farming

$50,000

·         Improved household income

·         Increased revenue base for council

·         Improved nutrition and food security

200

The ward has an irrigation scheme

4.       Guhune

Contract farming

$500,000

·         Improved household income

100

The ward is traditionally known for its horticultural practice.

 

Mini hydro power generation at Tandai Falls

$100,000

 

·         Increased revenue base for council

·         Improved nutrition and food security

 

The wards also has a perennial river and a fall along Tandai River

 

5.       Rupise

Solar Farming

 

 

$300,000

 

-          Employment creation for locals

-          Improved revenue base for council

-           

20

The area has an ideal sunlight and other conditions ideal for solar farming

6.       Chayamiti

Cattle breeding and Ranching

$500,000

-          Employment creation

-          Improved breeds

-          Improved revenue base for council and District GDP

100

The area has vast land ideal for cattle ranching.

7.       Shinja Resettlement

Limestone mining

$500,000

-          Employment creation

-          Increased revenue base

50

The area has vast lime deposit that are not being fully utilized

8.       Nyanyadzi

Value addition plant for Horticultural products

$300 000

 

 

 

·         Improved household income

·         Increased revenue base for council

5

 

 

 

The area has an established irrigation system enough to feed into an established value addition plant

Contract farming

 

 

$100,000

 

·         Improved nutrition and food security

 

200

 

9.       Shinja

 

 

 

 

 

10.   Chikukwa

Mini hydro power generation plant

$500,000

·         Employment creation

·         Improved revenue base for council

20

The area has perennial rivers ideal for hydro-power generation

Haroni Dam and Hydro power plant

TBA

·         Improved water supply

·         Increased revenue base for council

·         Employment creation

·         Increased tourism arrival (water sports)

·         200+ during construction

·         50 during operation

This will be done under the built operate and transfer.

11.   Martin

Forestry

-          TBA

-          Employment creation

-          Improved revenue base for council

-          Increased district GDP

200

The area is ideal for forestry industry

Spring Water Bottling

 

 

-          $100,000

-          Employment creation

-          Improved revenue base for council

 

30

 

12.   Tilbury

Forestry

-          TBA

-          Employment creation

-          Improved revenue base for council

-          Increased district GDP

200

The area is ideal for forestry industry

Paper making  (pulp)

-          $200,000

-          Employment creation

-          Improved revenue base for council

-           

50

The area has plenty of saw dust, off cuts and pulp wood ideal for paper milling plant

Hydro power generation

-          $500,000

-          Employment creation

-          Improved revenue base for council

 

10

The area has more than one  mini hydro power generation along Haroni River

Diamond mining

-          tba

-          Employment creation

-          Improved revenue base for council

-           

100

 

Spring Water Bottling

 

 

-          $100,000

-          Employment creation

-          Improved revenue base for council

 

30

 

13.   Nyahode

Mini Hydro Power

$ 500,000

-          Employment creation

-          Improved revenue base for council

 

20

There areas has opportunity to establish  more than one  mini hydro power generation along Nyahode River

14.   Charter

Paper making (pulp)

TBA

-          Employment creation

-          Improved revenue base for council

-           

50

The area has plenty of saw dust, off cuts and pulp wood ideal for paper milling plant

15.   Chimanimani Urban

Tertiary/ college/ university establishment

TBA

-          Employment creation

-          Improved access to tertiary education

-          Improved revenue base by council

50

The local authority has set aside land for the establishment of a tertiary institution

Spring Water Bottling

 

 

$100,000

-          Employment creation

-          Improved revenue base for council

 

30

 

16.   Gwindingwe

Fruit growing (apples)

$150,000

-          Employment creation

-          Increased district GDP

100

 

17.   Biriiri

Grape farming

$70,000

-          Employment creation

-          Increased district GDP

100

The area has ideal temperature to grow grape

18.   Mhakwe

Grape farming

$70,000

-          Employment creation

-          Increased district GDP

100

The area has ideal temperature to grow grape

19.   Chikwakwa

Mining

TBA

-          Employment creation

-          Improved revenue base for council

 

50

The area is known for diamond deposits

Solar farming

 

 

-          Employment creation

-          Improved revenue base for council

 

10

 

20.   Changazi

Solar farming

$200,000

-          Employment creation

-          Improved revenue base for council

-           

10

 

21.   Ngorima A

Fruit processing plant

$200,000

-          Employment creation

-          Improved household income

-          Improved revenue base for council

-           

200

The area is home to bananas, citrus products and pine apples

22.   Ngorima B

Eco-tourism

$80,000

-          Increased tourism arrival

-          Increased district GDP

20

 

23.   Manyuseni

Water bottling

$100,000

-          Employment creation

-          Improved revenue base for council

 

30

The area has springs ideal for water bottling.