10 October 2018

Zimbabwe: Redcliff Gets $1,8m for Water, Sewer Rehab

Government has released $1,8 million to Redcliff Municipality under the Public Service Investment Programme (PSIP) towards the rehabilitation of its water and sewer system and its dilapidated housing units.

The town mayor, Councillor Clayton Masiyatsva, confirmed the development. "We have received $1,8 million fund from Government under the PSIP which we intend to channel towards a number of projects," he said.

"Key among these projects is the water and sewer reticulation where we will replace old sewer pipes. We also need to use the money to repair the major water pipe line from Kwekwe which has a lot of leakages.

"At least 50 percent of the water from Kwekwe is lost due to leakages on the ageing pipes."

Clr Masiyatsva said council also intended to use the funds to refurbish some of the council housing units in Torwood. "We have some houses that we refurbished the last time Government gave us such a grant, but the money we received then was not enough to refurbish all the housing units," she said.

"We have identified some houses in Torwood which we will refurbish this time around using the money."

Clr Masiyatsva said the money will go a long way in helping the local authority solve is perennial water challenges that have seen some residents in Rutendo suburb going for years without water. Redcliff gets water supplies from Kwekwe City Council and the two local authorities are always at loggerheads over bills. Redcliff owes Kwekwe about $12 million in unpaid water bills.

Zimbabwe

UN Agencies Donate U.S.$3 Million Towards Cholera Outbreak

United Nations agencies on Friday donated more than $3 million towards the fight against cholera, which has killed 54… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 The Herald. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.