Chirumanzu villagers get lifeline

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VILLAGERS in Chirumanzu’s Ward 7 in the Midlands Province will no longer be forced to fetch water from a nearby dam to fill the dip tank for their cattle, according to their councillor.

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Addressing a ward development meeting yesterday, councillor Taruvinga Duvai said a full council meeting had approved a proposal to drill a borehole at the dip tank relieving villagers of the task of walking the long distance to the dam to fetch water.

“The proposal to drill a borehole at the dip tank was approved at a full council meeting and the site where the borehole will be drilled has been identified.

“This means very soon carrying water to the dip tank will be a thing of the past,” Duvai said.

The villagers were being forced to walk 2km to fetch water from the nearby Mavhaire Dam to fill the deep tank each time their cattle were due to dip.

Villagers said they were happy with the new development as it would be a relief for them and hoped the borehole would be drilled soon.

Simbarashe Mudhegu said they had always faced difficulties in filling the dip tank due to the distance they were forced to walk carrying water buckets.

“We can breathe a sigh of relief as a nearby water source will ensure that we don’t travel a long distance to fill the cattle dip tank with water,” Mudhegu added.