Mrewa Rural District Council (RDC) says it is ready to continue with the water and sanitation programme it embarked on with Caritas Zimbabwe which ended its operations on the 31st of March.

Mrewa RDC chief executive officer Dr Alouis Gurajena said the end of the Caritas water and sanitation project opens an opportunity for the district to take up the initiative for further development.

Mashonaland East acting provincial administrator Mr Tavabarira Kutamahufa says the wash programme in the district resonates well with government’s development agenda on health and social services.

The wash programme which was launched in 2014 seeks to increase sanitation coverage, improve hygiene practises and behaviours.

The programme was being implemented in ward 30 and has seen Mrewa RDC being one of the best local authorities in water and sanitation programmes.

Some of the projects undertaken by the programme include construction of sewer ponds in Magamba high density area and biogas digestors at Mrewa Centre.