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    Friday, 28 September 2018

    Chikwanda Secondary runs without water


    TATENDA CHIZU

    MASVINGO RURAL - Chikwanda Secondary School in Masvingo North Constituency has no source of water and the 400 pupils and their teachers are relying on a small borehole found at a nearby clinic.
    An anonymous parent who called The Mirror said that the pupils and teachers don't wash their hands after using the toilet because there is no water in the school.
    Masvingo RDC Chief Executive Officer Martin Mubviro said he was not aware of that situation and advised the school authority to approach their Ward 14 councillor with the matter.
    The Mirror called the councillor Corncileous Gwinji who said the school and community is having a water crisis and they can not develop the school because there is no water.
    The Mirror also contacted Masvingo North MP Davis Marapira and he said, "we have some instances where teachers walk 5 Km to fetch water so at Chikwanda they fetch water at a clinic which is 700m away which is better, there is a Council  program to allocate boreholes to schools.
    " I am waiting for DDF to bring borehole drilling rig," said Marapira.
    The parent said the situation at the school was alarming particularly at a time when the country was at the brink of a devastating cholera outbreak.
    Chikwanda head, Nomore Masvimbo confirmed the situation at the school and appealed to well-wishers to assist with funding for a borehole.
    "We are using water from the clinic which is about 700m away from the school. We have more than 400 students and they cannot continue to be accessing water from the clinic borehole. The school is under Masvingo Rural District Council.
    "Our funds are not sufficient for us to drill a borehole. So we are appealing for well-wishers to help", he said.

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