BUHERA – Beautiful Heights, a borehole drilling company is working with key stakeholders to come up with borehole sinking schemes that are affordable to villagers in the arid Buhera District.
The company’s Chief Executive Officer Tafara Magara told Chipinge Times that the company is targeting 300 000 farmers and villagers in the next 5 years.
The schemes will be done in partnership with key stakeholders that include local MPs, the local council, councilors and chiefs. Engineering companies and NGOs in the agricultural sector will also be roped in, said Magara.
Apart from bringing in water to the people, the project is intended to bring a boom to agriculture and create food security in Buhera.
Beautiful Heights is a company that was formed in 2013 and is headquartered in Norton, Harare. It specialises in Borehole Drilling, Solar products & installations, engineering and also construction.
One of this company’s strategies in realising this goal is to establish a one-stop shop for all borehole drilling equipment at Murambinda, the capital of Buhera. The shop will provide solar panels, pumps, lights, borehole surveys and drilling and irrigation services.
Magara said engagements with potential partners including MPs are at an advanced stage.
“We will bring key stakeholders in the engineering and agriculture sectors especially NGOs that will provide technical knowledge and skills. We have done similar projects in Mudzi and Mhondoro districts and now we are coming to Manicaland.
“We have a passion to bring water to the people of Buhera so that they undertake farming seriously and drive out poverty,” Magara added.
Efforts to get comments from the local MPs were fruitless.
Buhera Rural District Council Chief Executive Officer, Emily Chibvongodze said the project was welcome and it was in sync with the concept of devolution.