Gwanda residents demonstrate against prepaid water

MOREBLESSING MATHE GWANDA - Gwanda residents and Civil Society Organisations have demonstrated against Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZI...




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GWANDA - Gwanda residents and Civil Society Organisations have demonstrated against Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA)'s move to install bulk water prepaid metre at the main reservoir with effect from October 7, 2016.
The demonstrations were held amid critical water shortages in the town last week which were attributed to bulk pre-paid water metre installed by Zinwa and Council.
The residents chanted slogans whilst carrying placards written 'ZINWA must go, No to bulk pre-paid water meter asiyifuni, Municipality of Gwanda is capable of running the water plant' amongst others.
The demonstrators handed over their petitions to Gwanda Central Constituency legislature, Edson Gumbo, Mayor Knowledge Ndlovu and Town Clerk Priscilla Nkala in their bid to force the national authority out of town.
Zinwa spokesperson could not reached for comment.
"Gwanda town has been experiencing water woes and weblame ZINWA and the Municipality for violating our constitutional right to clean water this is why today we are saying ZINWA must go and leave the water plant to our local authority," said one of the protestors.
Community for Youth Development Trust co-ordinator Sichasisile Ndlovu said the demonstration was a success.
"The demonstration was a success and residents managed to register their concerns to the responsible authorities," she said.
MP Gumbo said he needed time to look into the issue.
"I need to research into this before I make any commitments. However, it should be noted that l am obliged to go with what people want because these are the same people who voted me into office," said Gumbo.
Ndlovu said they have taken this issue to the representatives of the residents.
"This water crisis is a time bomb. We urge ZINWA to take hid of the people's concern and stop taking us for granted. As we speak right now tapes are dry, so this is a matter of life and death. We cannot suffer like this whilst we have an over-flowing dam just 3km away from the town," said Ndlovu.
Meanwhile this has affected Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic students who have gone for days without water.
"This has a bad impact on us as students because we now have to wake up in the morning and join queues for water to bath at the nearby borehole before going for lessons," said one student who preferred to remain anonymous.
This comes a week after Gwanda Provincial Hospital was forced to discharge unfit patients as it was health hazardous to keep them in the institution without water.
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