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Vungu RDC commissions clinic, piped water scheme

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Vungu RDC commissions clinic, piped water scheme



GWERU – Vungu Rural District Council (RDC) has commissioned Impali Clinic and Chisadza piped water scheme in Torvo constructed using Devolution funds.
Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Owen Ncube commissioned the two projects on Wednesday. He was accompanied by Vungu RDC chairperson Mbuso Ndlovu.
The ZWL$127 million clinic has an outpatient treatment area, drug room, dispensary, male and female wards and a fully equipped maternity ward.
The piped water scheme stretches 8km from Chisadza to the new clinic and feeds six communal water points and Chisadza Primary and Secondary schools.
Ndlovu said the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) provided expertise to villagers who constructed the clinic.
He said Ward 1 and 2 villagers walked 20km to the nearest clinics as Rubi and Sogwala.
“We are happy that the clinic is now functional and will serve villagers in Sweswe, Ndabambi, Gobo, Ndandigwe, Mthethwa, Mloyiswa and Wooden Farm. I want to acknowledge the work done by the Government through the Devolution fund availed to the local authority for the construction of this healthcare facility. We also want to appreciate the ZNA for its expert builders who led villagers throughout the project. We also applaud villagers who voluntarily assisted with labour by moulding bricks and collecting pit and river sand,” he said.
Ncube applauded the local authority for diligently utilizing its Devolution Fund in line with Government’s policy.
Vungu RDC has also purchased a mobile clinic that is enhancing healthcare delivery to villagers particularly the elderly who have difficulties walking. The local authority has also drilled boreholes in wards 1, 3, 9, 12, 17 and 18.
Bongani Tshuma from Mthethwa Village in Ward 1 said villagers now have access to clean and safe water and no longer have to fetch from unprotected wells.

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