Harare City Council has urged the Government to focus on implementing the long term solutions of the city’s water crisis through the construction of Kunzvi and Musami Dams.
Responding to a presentation by an official from the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing on what Government was doing to mitigate the city’s water problems at the 1889 Ordinary Council Meeting, Human Resources and General Purposes Committee chairperson councillor Jacob Mafume said Government should also ensure that the remaining $72 million of the $144 million loan from China Eximbank is given to council.
“We want Residents to understand that we want the Government to focus on the long term solutions. We have been providing water to the residents with the little resources that we have,” he said.
“We need Government to help us by focusing and trying to implement the long term solutions in terms of addressing the water crisis and not on the short term solutions.”
He said the expansion of Morton Jaffray has since been stopped because the second batch of the US$144 million did not come.
“The expansion of Morton Jaffray has stopped because the second batch of the loan from China Exim Bank did not come not because of City of Harare but because of Central Government. We want the Government to make follow up concerning this issue.”