The icon Gweru Boogies tower which was recently in flames due to an alleged human error is set to be renovated by Gweru City Council (GCC).
GCC Public Relations Officer (PRO) Vimbai Chingwaramuse confirmed the development and revealed that renovations might commence next week.
“As a local authority we are currently working to procure things that we can use for maintenance to ensure that it is secure to avoid another fire,” said Chingwaramuse.
Research shows that the clock tower was erected in 1937 by Jeannie, the widow of Major William James Boggie in memory of her late husband.
The Major, who was once the MP for the Midlands area in the Rhodesian parliament, is best remembered for having put forward the original Bill for the establishment of the Hwange Game Reserve.
One of Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuaries, Hwange National Park is among the top foreign currency earners in the tourism sector.
Meanwhile, Chingwaramuse has urged the residents to respect anything iconic for the city of Gweru.
” We have realized that someone set fire on the tower. To all our valued stakeholders and clients, we encourage you to safeguard the city of Gweru and to be proud of your icons,” she added.