The government has availed $37,4 million, including foreign currency to Harare City Council towards the provision of clean water and for wastewater treatment.
The funds were released on Thursday by the Finance and Economic Development Ministry. Minister Mthuli Ncube had this to say:
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The city of Harare is facing several challenges which have resulted in failure to resolve the water and sanitation under-provision within the city. This has contributed to the decline in the health status of residents.
The challenges include the absence of a billing system and, hence, poor collection (of) rates as well as reduced capacity to implement programmes that enhance service delivery.
To ameliorate the situation, the Central Government has now intervened by releasing $37,4 million from Treasury, including foreign currency towards interventions that will seek to improve water access and wastewater treatment in the short term…