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Govt, Chitungwiza Officials Sabotaging Community Development – Sikhala

26 September 2021

MDC Alliance for Zengeza West, Job Sikhala has claimed the central government and Chitungwiza council officials are sabotaging community development projects in the town.

Sikhala said the government had failed to construct a dam for the country's third most populous urban area and vowed to lobby Parliament to ensure the project is implemented.


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He spoke at an event to commission two borehole projects he funded in Zengeza 2 and Zengeza 5. He said:

Chitungwiza relies on Harare for its water supplies, that is why potable water is so dear in our town.

When (Ignatius) Chombo was still the Local Government minister, a private investor approached council to build a dam on a build-operate-and-transfer basis but the project was shot down.

I have seen the documents and nothing changed when Saviour Kasukuwere took over from Chombo.

Now some doctor called Kasu, a council official, has sabotaged my project to provide vendors with suitable vending stalls.

He added that the project was going to be handed over to council, which was hoping to benefit from the rates paid by vendors.

A council official from the engineering department, Joseph Zenda, who officiated at the event also appealed to the government to provide a long-term solution to the water crisis in Chitungwiza by the constructing a dam.

This comes when Harare is reportedly planning to reduce its supply of water to Chitungwiza as water levels at the Prince Edward Dam were dwindling.

More: The Standard

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