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No electricity, no water, no dignity
in Zimbabwe Coalition
May 09, 2011
the government to improve water service delivery is mounting.
About 200 Women
of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) today staged a peaceful protest in
Chitungwiza town calling for the right to be afforded efficient
and consistent water service.
For the past
three months the area has been grappling with high levels of water
cuts, sewer blockages and these have impacted negatively on the
welfare of the vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the town.
WOZA protestors carried a petition which out-lines several demands
to the Chitungwiza Municipality demanding that the City Council
provide clean water, cut down on hefty water charges, work towards
renewing sewer pipes, and the construction of boreholes within the
area. The petition was submitted to the City Fathers at their offices.
and quantity of water supplied in the country's cities has
declined in recent years owing to the difficult economic situation
and other challenges faced by the country. Lack of proper management,
essential equipment and technical expertise to carry out maintenance
has left the water supply network in a state of disrepair. Maladministration
and allegations of rampant corruption in local authorities have
worsened the plight of urban residents.
takes place at time when the Minister of Local Government, Ignatius
Chombo from ZANU PF is facing allegations of amassing several properties
in most cities and towns across the country
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