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Masvingo Residents Receive Solar-Powered Piped Water

By Martha Lehobo

Masvingo – Zimbabwe continue to receive aid through public, private partnership and initiatives to support citizens in different corners of country.

Here is one of the initiative done by Christian Care (CC) in Masvingo where issues of water and sanitation has been a challenge, being one town out of many provinces facing water challenges in Zimbabwe due to governance mal practices, corruption and Climate Change.

Zimbabwe has faced an accuite shortage of clean water to give to its citizens, with private players coming on board, through drilling of boreholes so that people can get clean water.

Endless queues are seen at boreholes around the country which is now the order of the day in many cities and towns and Masvingo got a well-wisher, CC which has given 8 solar-powered boreholes to residents.

CC project manager, Aron Ndaa, told Post on Sunday that “ CC has facilitated establishment of piped water schemes in Masvingo district, Chivi, Mwenezi, Chiredzi and Masvingo Urban with 10 000 litre water tanks and 8 standing taps at each station.

He added that each project has a cost of an average USD $25000.

“We conducted various other activities such as water quality testing, capacity testing assessments and training of Water Points committee members and these activities also incurred financial costs” said Ndaa.

He said that Christian Care’s desire is to ensure that the vulnerable people living in water scarce areas have adequate and safe sustainable water supply to meet their daily basic needs.

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