Villagers here in village 19, have been walking more than seven kilometers in search of clean safe water for drinking while some irrigation projects in the area had crumbled.
Speaking to The Zimbabwean last week at the launch of Mutare South Ward 19 Borehole Rehabilitation Programme Charity Chirembwe who is the ZRDT director said: “This borehole rehabilitation here is under our water and sanitation programme. We have rehabilitated more than one hundred boreholes under Mutare Rural District Council.”
She added that ZRDT has also drilled 20 boreholes in other various wards in the district.
“This is very important as water is a key priority in a society. As an organisation we have set a target to sink at least a borehole per village in order to ensure safe and clean water is accessible to the villagers,” she said.
Some villagers were using unprotected and unsafe water that has led to them contracting water born diseases.
The villagers in the area have welcomed the development.
“Even though some traditional leaders are trying to politicize the developmental projects by the Non Governmental Organisations, we are now living a better live considering that we will be having clean and safe water near us. I do not see the reason why these people (NGOs) should be chased away from us. We want to thank these people (ZRDT) for remembering us during these times of need,” said Joseph Makarimai an elder in ward 19.Post published in: News