Water project a priority: PM

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has assured residents here that his government will allocate enough funds to the council water works here in the next budget.

Wenimbe Dam
Wenimbe Dam

Tsvangirai told party supporters and residents at Rudhaka Stadium Sunday that since water was a basic commodity and was scarce in Marondera, adequate funds would be allocated for the project in the next government budget.

“I have toured council water works and Wenimbe Project. Work on the Wenimbe project is progressing, but more funds are needed. It is worth noting that completion of the Wenimbe water pipe-line would not be the end of the water woes in the town. The water processing plant needs urgent expansion to meet the town’s water needs. In this regard, my government will see to it that the next budget takes care of the requirements of the council water scheme,” said Tsvangirai.

The Wenimbe water project has been lying in limbo since early 2000 due to lack of resources. The project was expected to supply the town with clean water which would require less water purification and cut on council expenditure.

Currently the council draws water for both domestic and commercial purposes from sewer-logged Nyambuya, Rufaro and Nyakambiri dams.

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