President Mnangagwa cut the ribbon on March 13 during the official launch of the TelOne Beitbridge-Masvingo-Harare fibre optic link in Beitbridge.
Emmerson Mnangagwa stated that the Zimbabwean and South African governments had agreed to speed up the development of Beitbridge and Musina towns to enhance trade links with work expected to commence soon. Mnangagwa added that both governments were committed to assist in the development of the two towns.
As stated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, “You must count yourselves very lucky. The development of the two towns will be supported by both governments and we agreed to promote and improve Beitbridge on both sides.” He added the following: “My government, under the Second Republic, is determined to connect our nation speedily and equitably. We have presently prioritised the building and rehabilitation of roads throughout the country, however, we are equally cognisant of the need to build the infrastructure of tomorrow.”
According to the President, the new development would complement efforts to speed up economic reforms via modernisation and industrialisation.
Mnangagwa thanked TelOne for the achievement it made, adding that it should link with progressive partners. The President also addressed the Zimbabweans encouraging them to be patient and support their government, saying the road to development was not easy and required unity and integrity.