A health hazard is looming in Ruwa with the Ruwa Local Board admitting that it is discharging raw sewage into Ruwa River due to a shortage of land dedicated for treatment of sewage.
Ruwa Local Board secretary Kumbirai Madanhi said that there is an urgent need for more land to avoid a health disaster. He said:
We have a challenge on sewer reticulation, it is flowing into the Ruwa River and we are having a geographical challenge.
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It is a potential risk area which needs to be addressed, but unfortunately, we do not have land to use for that purpose.
… We have been putting pressure on the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, as well as the Ministry of Lands on the issue.