In a bid to avert a disaster in the country’s second-largest city, the government has availed $13 Million to Bulawayo to help the city’s short term water projects, The Chronicle reports.
This was revealed by Bulawayo Town Clerk Mr Christopher Dube who said this to The Chronicle:
We are working together with Government. As a city, we assure what Government has promised, US$13 million has been promised for the projects that are underway and it will be provided. I know one thing for certain in the background there is something for the implementation of the projects that Government has promised to give Bulawayo in the short term
Bulawayo is facing a dire water crisis which is seeing residents going for 6 days without running water after it decommissioned some of its water supply dams like Lower Ncema, Upper Ncema and Umzingwane dams leaving the city with Insiza, Inyakuni and Mtshabezi which leaves the city only able to pump 94 megalitres per day against a daily demand of 150 megalitres per day.
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