Villagers in Chihota communal areas in Marondera have embraced the command water harvesting programme which is set to bring many benefits to the community.

Villagers from the surrounding villages who have also been providing labour during construction of the dam are happy that the project will change their lives.

Upper Mupfure sub-catchment chairperson Mr Chrispen Vambe who is funding the project said the water harvesting programme is a welcome development as it will bring development to the community.

The community is also building a dip tank which will also derive water from the dam and ensure healthy livestock.