MASHAVA- One of the oldest mining townships in the country, Mashava in Masvingo West is set for major facelift following the construction of a state of the art service station along Bulawayo-Masvingo Highway.
Inotrade Investments site manager, James Chiteme told The Mirror that they are targeting to complete construction of the service station end of this month as all things are in place including the statutory requirements.
“We started constructing this service station in October last year and our target is to complete it by end of this month (January). Most of the work is done and we are doing final touches because we want it to be the best in Mashava, something that will attract local and outside customers from all walks of life.
“As you are aware that most service stations had stopped offering services like pressure, engine oil checks and windscreen cleaning, we are promising our customers that the good old days are back, there is enough parking space for both trucks and small vehicles and those who want to enjoy food at our food court,” said Chiteme.
The service station sits on 2000 square metres of land and the tanks have a capacity of 92 000 litres for both diesel and petrol.
There are palm trees bordering the site which are already at 2 metres high, there is a borehole and a water Jojo tank with a carrying capacity of 10 000 litres enough to last for two days in the event of a breakdown.
The food court is built with modern facebricks imported from Botswana giving customers a magnificent view at the sleepy mining township.
“At the moment our staff who will man the new service station are undergoing intense training on how to handle customers, cleaning windscreens, checking engine oil and how to keep the place as clean as possible, come February it will be all systems go. We are also gender sensitive as we are going to employ both male and female attendances,” said Chiteme.
Inotrade is owned by Trinity Mutsetse and has other service stations at Jerera Growth Point in Zaka, Mkwasine, Chiredzi and Masshava as well. https://masvingomirror.com