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Harare Requires US$800 Million To Upgrade Water Infrastructure

Harare Requires US$800 Million To Upgrade Water Infrastructure

Harare mayor Jacob Mafume (CCC) says the city requires between US$800 million and US$1 billion to provide adequate water for all its inhabitants and satellite towns which include Norton and Chitungwiza.

Mafume said the city’s water reticulation system was installed over half a century ago and now needs to be upgraded.

Speaking soon after touring Harare City Council’s Morton Jaffray and Warren Control Waterworks on Wednesday, Mafume said:

At the moment, we have an installed capacity of 620 megalitres (ML) and we are processing about 320ML. We have to go to 450 (ML) towards the end of the year.

But if we are able to put about 550ML into the pumping system, every resident will get water four days per week.

To be able to feed the Greater Harare, we need to revamp our water system. Morton Jaffray is an old plant built in the 1950s.

We need a whole new water system that is able to cater for three million-plus people.

Mafume said the City of Harare intends to install prepaid meters to ensure that all properties are billed and pay for water consumption.

However, residents’ associations and human rights groups say pre-paid meters will leave the poor without access to potable water and cause water-borne diseases.

More: NewsDay

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10 Comments

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 weeks ago

All those projects namely
Water
Zesa
Roads
were supposed to have finished in 2021 but to date we still hear of them wanting more funding as if you talking to ECDs 😂


Blue 💙 2 weeks ago

Saka you agree with the 800 million to a billion dollars figure qouted by this Mayor cause he's CCC? If he wasnZanu you would have been complaining that figures have been inflated. Hypocrites!


Imwe Mbeu 2 weeks ago

So you all didn't notice that the post on prices lists was deleted or pane akundiisira mutoriro 🤔


e.g John Chibadura 2 weeks ago

Ndi blue ane guka

totito 2 weeks ago

There is need for decentralization. Harare is overwhelmed and its infrastructure can no longer cope. Hazvidi N'anga kana kuti Rocket Scientist, zvinongoda common sense. Isu kuno ku City of Kwekwe tigere tatata, tichingogeza, nekungoflasher nekungodiridza pamadiro aJojina.


totito 2 weeks ago

There is need for decentralization. Harare is overwhelmed and its infrastructure can no longer cope. Hazvidi N'anga kana kuti Rocket Scientist, zvinongoda common sense. Isu kuno ku City of Kwekwe tigere tatata, tichingogeza, nekungoflasher nekungodiridza pamadiro aJojina.


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VYBZ KARTEL 2 weeks ago

mane makore mangani muchitonga kanzuru ndimi makanyira system now you want 800million so you can steal again


muzimbo 2 weeks ago

@vybis,ko, urikukanganwa kuti July moyo, aka mudhara Pomona ndiye anotonga all councils


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