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4/6/2021 11:05:56 AM

Acting Town Clerk bemoans high cost of water chemicals

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Acting Town Clerk bemoans high cost of water chemicals

Bercy Kuyumani ~ 2 weeks ago ~  
Acting town clerk, Eng Phakamile Mabhena Moyo has bemoaned the high cost of water chemicals which has seen the city accumulating a debt of more than ZWL$430 million.
Acting town clerk, Eng Phakamile Mabhena Moyo has bemoaned the high cost of water chemicals which has seen the city accumulating a debt of more than ZWL$430 million. Speaking during and interactive workshop between City of Harare and Ministry of Local Government held at Rainbow Towers recently said this has also seen Council reducing the water it produces. "The water treatment chemicals cost stood at USD$ 1,196 million in March. The monthly average water coverage stood at 63,4 up from 56,9 percent during the previous month. “Major challenges in water supply include the high cost of water treatment chemicals, an unsustainable tariff regime and huge debts owed to suppliers of water treatment chemicals amounting to ZWL$438.9 million,” he said. Turning to refuse collection Eng Moyo said it is also on downward trend as collection efficiency stood at 37 percent. "The decline is as a result of frequent breakdown of the refuse collection vehicles. " The Harare City Council is implementing a programme which will see the clearance of illegal dumpsites. Progress is slow due to shortage of plant and equipment,” he said.
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