Council needs US$2 million

chinotimba_townshipVICTORIA FALLS The town council here is seeking over US$2 million to repair leaking water pipes at Chinotimba Township, the Mayor, Nkosilathi Jiyane has said. (Pictured: A resident of Chinotimba Township who has been affected by the water shortage.)

In a recent interview, Jiyane said the required amount was expected to end water challenges that were affecting residents at the township. He said at least 100 households had been affected by the problem.

We have made our concerns known to the government and even applied for funds. We are hoping that something might come up. The issue is that the pipes that connect water to the location are now too old. They were installed in the 1940s and they are now dilapidated, said Jiyane. The Mayor said they had been facing the challenge for quite some time but failing to rectify it due to financial constraints.

These residents are now forced to look for other alternative sources of water because their system is not working. This is posing a health hazard, said the Mayor. However, Jiyane said, his council was doing its best to keep up the standards to lure tourists in during this years World Cup set for South Africa.

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