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Kambuzuma water improves

By H-Metro Reporter / Published on Monday, 28 Nov 2016 20:59 PM / No Comments / 623 views

28 November 2016

 

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The water situation in Kambuzuma will greatly improve because of the nine boreholes that are now in the community.

The Combined Harare Residents Association says the improvement can be attributed to efforts by the late deputy mayor and councillor for the area Thomas Muzuva.

“Now Kambuzuma has a total of nine boreholes in the community, four of which were sunk in 2016 as part of the commitment made with councilor Muzuva.

“Elderly residents are able to walk short distances to the nearest borehole for water.

“Mbuya Manjavara is one of the 10 women who were trained by the church on how to service and maintain the boreholes in the community,” said CHRA in a statement.

CHRA added that this will go a long way in improving the lives of the residents who had endured water challenges for over eight years.

“The community of Kambuzuma, ward 14, comprises mainly of senior citizens who have retired and the elderly women in the community had to walk long distances, day and night, between their homes and the nearest public water sources.

“One such woman who suffered from the City’s failure to fulfill her right to clean and portable water is Mbuya Manjarava of Ward 14, Section 2, in Kambuzuma.

“Mbuya Manjarava at 72, like many Harare Residents, bears the brunt of poor service delivery having to cater for the water needs for her husband and 4 grandchildren.

“Mbuya Munjarava would wake up as early as 4am to ensure her family had water to bath and make breakfast. To carry out her daily chores and ensure dinner was prepared by 6pm she had to walk the 2km to and from

“Mbuya Munjarava despite her taxing daily water collection struggle has always made time to attend the Combined Harare Residents Association’s (CHRA) community meetings. It is at such a meeting that she approached CHRA Kambuzuma coordinator and Welfare Chairperson in the CHRA management committee, Mr David Hove, who is also a neighbor, to find a permanent solution,” added CHRA.