|The solar-powered borehole|
in some areas in Ward 6 close to Mhandamabwe business centre now have a
solar-powered borehole from where they can draw water for home and agricultural
installed by Chivi Rural District Council (RDC) chairperson Godfrey
Mukungunugwa using his own personal financial resources but with some
logistical support from the Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs
situated at a farm owned by the Hwarare family who donated a big portion of the
land to a consortium of 30 families that are now beginning to till the land in
preparation for planting vegetables.
of a 0.5 horsepower submersible pump which is powered by 2×80 watts solar
panels that produce 24 volts of electrical energy.
minutes to fill up a 5 000-litre water storage tank situated close by, while a
tap installed even closer-by is also fed by the pump.
commissioning of the borehole, Chadzamira said he was pleased that leaders were
becoming more and more responsive to the needs of their communities.
he who gives you water, gives you life. This is a dry but potentially-rich
place which needs to be capacitated. Government needs all leaders; be they MPs
or councillors, to take the lead in finding solutions to challenges that affect
their people. I am glad that Cllr Mukungunugwa has done something tangible for
his people and it will not end there as he has assured us,” said Chadzamira.
was open for all people who had ideas on how to improve lives in communities
where they lived.
development, not politics. We are past elections and we must now work together.
My office is open for those who want to make a difference. We don’t want a
culture of back-biting and demoralizing those who make an effort. This is
President Mnangagwa’s vision, and we must support him,” said Chadzamira.
Mukungunugwa said he had identified many other places that will soon have their
not end here. There are other places in the wards that I want to help with
easier access to clean water to drink. The ultimate goal is to make sure that
there is potable water at every 500 metre-distance in our district. I
appreciate the support from the office of the Minister of State for Provincial
Affairs,” said Mukungunugwa.
by many MPs including Mathias Tongofa of Chivi North, Farai Musikavanhu of
Chiredzi West and Claudious Maronge of Masvingo South.
who attended include Chivi District Development Coordinator (DDC) Innocent
Matingwina, Chivi RDC CEO Tariro Matavire and his Masvingo Rural counterpart