commitment to solve water problems bedeviling Bulawayo, further directing that
a three-phased budget be immediately presented to his office for approval.
in recent years. Residents in most suburbs in the city are receiving tap water
only when it is available after the city council announced that it was now
failing to provide water at least once per week as it was doing in recent
efforts to improve water supplies in the city but the Zimbabwe National Water
Authority (Zinwa) said it will start rolling out the cash injection by end of
the month as it mobilises engineers to embark on the works to improve water
Solomon Mguni, Town Clerk, Mr Christopher Dube and the Director of Engineering
Services, Engineer Simela Dube at State House in Bulawayo where he was briefed
on the water situation and possible solutions.
In a briefing after the meeting, Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Mr Nick Mangwana
said the President directed that the key stakeholders in water delivery should
immediately come up with a detailed proposal to tackle the water crisis in the
in Bulawayo and its attendant challenges are well known to successive elected
city council officials and representatives, there has not been a comprehensive
plan to address it effectively.
issue, who include Bulawayo City Council, Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water
and Rural Resettlement and the Zimbabwe National Water Authority come with a
detailed and comprehensive proposal to solve the water challenges,” said Mr
which the President will look at so that the projects are commenced as a matter
“This proposal should outline the major challenges and the
proposed solutions thereof, in a format depicting the respective activities,
the cost and the overall budget in three phases and this should be brought to
His Excellency’s attention as soon as possible in the interest of bringing
water to this great city,” said Mr Mangwana.
paid gratitude to the President saying they came out of the meeting assured of
Government’s support in resolving the water crisis.
invited through the Matabeleland Collective who felt we should take advantage
of President Mnangagwa’s presence in the city to highlight the water
situation in the city but he now has a greater appreciation of the…