Harare mayor, Herbert Gomba, said that Harare city council will implement short term measures to deal with the water crisis in the metropolis.
Addressing stakeholders who attended the launch of the program on Friday afternoon, Gomba said that improving water supply is the city’s main priority. He said:
Very clear on our dashboard is the need to improve on the water supply to the residents of Harare and various interventions are being implemented and we will update you regularly on that.
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My council is going to purchase water bowsers to be deployed in areas with erratic supplies of water while plans are also underway to purchase mobile water treatment plants.
Water is an important factor in the urban renewal program and we as the council have come up with temporary measures to address that.
Gomba also addressed the city’s urban renewal programme, a plan meant to modernise the city’s image. He said:
The urban renewal program is meant to improve the lives of our residents, make it much safer, secure and comfortable. We need to attract investors into this city and there is no better way to do that than the way we appear to them.
… We will soon pull down our toilets in the CBD and build bigger and customer-responsive facilities which augur well with our vision of becoming a World-Class City.