CHIREDZI – Chiredzi Rural District Council (CRDC) is using part of its RTGS$18m Devolution funds to drill 32 boreholes, one in each of the 32 wards.
Chiredzi Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ailes Baloyi confirmed the programme and told The Mirror that 15 boreholes have been drilled so far. The borehole project is expected to absorb a total of US 56 000
The boreholes are being drilled by CRDC since they have their own drilling machines .The drilling of all the 32 boreholes is expected to be completed by the end of August.
The 32 sites where the boreholes are being sunk were selected by communities.
“We are using part of the devolution funding we received to drill borehalls, each ward will have its borehall and so far 15 borehalls have been drilled,” said Baloyi.
He said that the remainder of the devolution funds allocation will be spent on finishing construction of clinics which is already underway.
Chiredzi council chairman Edward Matsilele said the boreholes will see more people getting clean safe water.
“Chiredzi is known for serious water challenges and we therefore decided to drill boreholes to alleviate water shortages,” said Matsilele.
Ward 32 villager Chipo Machuwaire hailed the municipality for providing safe water to them.