Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba, while speaking at a Wetlands Indaba at Town House today, said politicians should stop encouraging people to settle on wetlands as it was causing problems at Lake Chivero, Harare’s only water source, Zim Morning Post reports.
Councillor Gomba said:
Lake Chivero is now heavily polluted largely through human action. It should have been decommissioned a long time ago, but we are still using it because there is no other source of water. The problems of water in Harare also stem from the destruction of wetlands through construction and cultivation activities,” he said.
Residents should stop settling on wetlands. I am also urging the politicians to desist from encouraging people to settle on wetlands. This is causing major problems at the lake which will result in less water for the city
Harare water woes rage on with Open Council Harare posting a photo of dirty Harare water coming out of some taps in the capital. this week.
More: Zim Morning Post.