The Headlands community has received a major boost following the commissioning of a water and sanitation programme in which infrastructure was rehabilitated.

Headlands ward six has benefited from a hygiene and sanitation programme to mitigate waterborne diseases such as typhoid, cholera and   diarrhoea.

Speaking during the commissioning of the facility, the area’s ward Councillor Cde Josphat Zvinzveku challenged local communities to drink water from safe sources.

Africa Ahead country director Mr Regis Matimati said it is important for communities to maintain such facilities as they benefit them at large.

Water is a basic right and as part of its effort to ensure access to clean and safe water, the government has embarked on a national borehole programme.