Zvishavane town council needs $9.5 million to revive infrastructure and make the mining town a safe investment destination.
The cholera outbreak which has hit some parts of the country has prompted government to set up an infrastructure investigation committee to assess the state of infrastructure in the 92 local authorities.
Speaking after an assessment of the waste water infrastructure system in Zvishavane’s Maglas and Kandodo, Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Cde July Moyo said government has designed a programme to monitor from every province.
“The expansion of Zvishavane calls for further connections as some connections were not done properly,” he said.
Minister Moyo also castigated people who are abusing the old system by channelling raw sewage effluent to their gardens in the wake of the cholera scourge.
Zvishavane town engineer Dominic Mapwashike said the town is seized with a dysfunctional sewer system.
“Our sewer system requires urgent attention,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mimosa Holdings have pledged to donate refuse trucks to the town council as part of a cholera preventive measure.