Govt drills boreholes in Chimanimani
Government has already begun drilling boreholes across Chimanimani following damage of water reticulation systems caused by Cyclone Idai. While relief aid continues in Chimanimani particularly in Ngangu, Machongwe and Kopa where more damages were recorded, the government has already started drilling boreholes as it intensifies efforts to supply affected regions with clean water. In Ngangu, residents were now resorting to donor aid and drug and disease free (DDF) water tanks for safe drinking water hence the borehole provision will help ease water challenges in the area as well as mitigate the possibility of the rise of water borne diseases. ZINWA Ground Water Technician, Fidelis Garicha told the ZBC News that they intend to finish the whole installation process before mid-month. “So far, we have at drilled least two boreholes here in Ngangu and hopefully we won’t be slowed down by stones because the rate we are encountering them is demotivating,” said Garicha Chimanimani East legislator, Cde Joshua Sacco said he is happy with the progress made so far given the intensity of damage realised in the constituency. “I would like to thank the government and its agency, ZINWA for acting urgently to the needs of the people. Boreholes will be drilled across Chimanimani while we work on restoring the water reticulation systems in the area,” said Cde Sacco. Meanwhile, almost all the bridges which were damaged by the floods have been provisionally made accessible to allow relief assistance to reach Chimanimani.