Zinwa rehabilitates 969 boreholes

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THE Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) is set to rehabilitate 969 boreholes under the emergency response programme.

Drilling of the boreholes is part of Zinwa’s emergency response programme to help the country contain and roll back the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which has claimed thousands of lives globally.

The programme comes after Treasury released $7,5 million to the authority for rehabilitation of major boreholes.

“Zinwa has rehabilitated a total of 215 boreholes in six of the eight rural provinces in the country as it forges ahead with its programme to improve the water and sanitation situation for rural communities.

“Of these, 46 boreholes were rehabilitated in Manicaland, 47 in Mashonaland Central, two in Mashonaland East, 68 in Masvingo, 27 in Matabeleland North and 24 in Matabeleland South,” Zinwa corporate communications manager Marjorie Munyonga said.

She added that Zinwa had also drilled eight boreholes to help improve the water situation at Covid-19 response facilities in Mashonaland Central and East provinces that include hospitals and quarantine centres, with three more boreholes set to be drilled to complete the full complement of 11 priority areas provided by the provincial Covid-19 taskforces for the two provinces.”

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