and a hard place after bureaucratic red tapes at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe
(RBZ) stopped them from getting US$4 000 needed to import spares for its broken
down water pumping equipment.
for two weeks with absolutely no water supplies.
the three interface control units at the intake tower abstraction pump station
at Bushmead, reducing pumping capacity to 70 percent.
needed to buy the required spares through RBZ failed to endless rules, forcing
the city to engage private companies for help.
has already been paid and pumping will be back to normal by the end of the
the US$4 000 because we could not get a response from RBZ in time. Our people
have suffered enough and we could not cope with the red tape at RBZ.
of the week, people will be having water. These parts are only available in
forex and as council, we do not have that currency.
takes time to get a response so we want to thank the company that helped the
city. A lot of people blamed the city council for not buying the forex on the
black market but we are not allowed to do so,” said Maboke.
has it that the helping hand came from Montana Carswell Meats (MCM), a local
established but TellZim News will dig deeper to get to the bottom of the deal.
an ultimatum to restore normal water supply or be taken to task.
(Murra) spokesperson, Godfrey Mtimba said council must lose sleep whenever a
crisis of that nature occurs.
that is enough reason for council officials to lose sleep. They have to go out
of their way to fix the problem or we will face them head on,” said Mtimba.