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from SUKUOLUHLE NDLOVU in Masvingo
MASVINGO, (CAJ News) – THE Masvingo City Council is prioritising the completion of the stalled Mucheke-Rujeko trunk sewer project after receiving $7 million in devolution funds for the current year.
Councilor Babylon Beta, the city’s Finance and General Purpose Committee chairman, confirmed the decision.
The city has valued the project at $2 million.
“So the (devolution) money we have been allocated is going to be used for the completion of the project,” Beta said.
Devolution funds allocated last year were used for drilling boreholes, at a cost of over $387 000 while the other money was used to purchase material for the sewer project.
The recently-received funds would thus be used to complete on stalled projects.
“We completed the Rujeko footbridge and we are yet to complete the Chimusana Bridge. So, we want to complete all projects within the coming year,” Beta said.
The second phase of the water argumentation project is to proceed under the US$75 million China – Zimbabwe deal agreed by authorities.
Residents in the Mucheke and Rujeko suburbs are to benefit from the 4km sewer project that has been stalled by lack of funds since 2012.
Its completion will be a boost, coming at a time when cash-strapped councils are battling to provide sanitation to residents, much to the outbreak of diseases.
– CAJ News