Kanyoka village under Pfura Rural District Council is set to benefit from safe drinking water following the commissioning of a borehole by a non-profit making organisation Rotary Club Avondale and Burlington Canada.
Located about 10km from the Mozambique border area in the dry region of the Dande Valley, Kanyoka village is one of the fortunate areas to receive safe water following the commissioning of a bush pump borehole.
Three hundred households are set to benefit from the borehole, which will also supply a dip tank project being administered by the Rotarians, costs totalling $37 000 on completion.
One would mistake the jubilant scenes of villagers for some cultural celebrations – such is the significance of the project.
Rotary Club Harare Chapter President Dr Fungai Mtisi called for increased support towards disadvantaged communities and encouraged Kanyoka village to safeguard the equipment whilst incorporating relevant authorities.
“Human kind is facing a lot of challenges; if each and every one touches on something we can solve something. I would like to encourage you to take care of this facility, involve council, community and government and together we can grow,” said Dr Mtisi.
Kanyoka Village Head Lazarus Kanyoka and Community Project Chairperson Mr Fanuel Hwete applauded Rotarians for understanding the plight of marginalised communities such as theirs.
“Our village is distant area from town, but today’s event is testimony to that distance is not a barrier to those with a willing helping hand. I would like to thank the Rotarians for taking away one of the challenges bedevilling the community,” Village Head Kanyoka said.
“Now that the borehole has become a reality, it will help the dip tank project to progress,” said Mr Hwete.
Running under the theme: ‘Be the Inspiration’ Rotary Club believes in self-sustainability in community development than clamouring for government intervention all the time.