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Harare Shut Down Morton Jaffray Over "Unprecedented Chemical Supply Challenges"

Harare Shut Down Morton Jaffray Over

Harare City Council has shut down Morton Jaffray waterworks citing “unprecedented chemical supply challenges.”

In a statement seen by Pindula News, the local government authority said the shut down which was effected on Wednesday night will be in force for at least 48 hours. Reads the statement:

The council wishes to advise residents and all stakeholders that due to unprecedented chemical supply challenges, the Morton Jaffray Water treatment plant will be temporarily shut down for a least 48 hours commencing last night.

There will be disruptions in water supplies while modalities are being worked on to restore normal services within the indicated period. We apologise for the inconvenience caused during the unplanned shutdown as all efforts are being made to revert to normal service schedules.

For years, Harare has been having water problems.

The local government authority has been citing the economic decay; perennial droughts affecting Lake Chivero, which is dammed to supply Harare with water; the lack of maintenance of the old water infrastructure; the inability to procure the necessary chemicals to treat water sources as causes of the water problem.

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10 Comments

WIILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 2 months ago

This is the shoddy job of the CCC lead council. They need to be booted out of power come 2023 we cannot continue living like this.

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy Chinembiri
[THE BUSH LAWYER]


Machiavelli 2 months ago

If any blame is to be apportioned, it should be to Central Government that has failed to tame the economic downturn. Over and above, the Super-Mayor, July Pomona Moyo has made Council dysfunctional. I need not enumerate his litany of folly

Chimboti Pizza 2 months ago

@Will Sonboy, usakanganwe kuti council inowana mari from matax anobhadharwa nevanhu, mari yavakuwana from tax ishoma because of economic challenges caused by ZANU. The council cannot charge enough for taxes because the citizens are broke

Dollar For Two 2 months ago

There is a lot of financial mismanagement at Chamisa City Council, sorry i mean Harare City Council.These guys got US$150 million dollars from China to fix our water challenges.And what did they do with the money, they bought themselves brand new Range Rover Discoveries.The value of each car was around US$75k and today it's less than US$35k.They are already looting before they get into power.Ccc 2023 hamulume


Machiavelli 2 months ago

As regards Morton Jaffray Water Works ask July Pomona Moyo about the US10 million dollar donation from the Durch Embassy for pumps which he pocketed and billed the HCC for.

Secondly please clarify whether the Chinese donation was made and relate who was Mayor at the time. CCC mayor has been on suspension ever since he was elected to the post. Thanks to July Pomona Moyo his MDC-T crony was acting mayor. And don't forget recalls. Its only since April that CCC councillors have been effectively in control

Maparamuro 2 months ago

Kana vapiwa mari yekugadzirisa waterworks vanotanga vatengerana motor mboko idzi.
Harare residents svinurai


XXX 2 months ago

CCC yadiii how can someone enter into a deal of Garbage management instead of starting with issue of clean water and decide to steal Mari yese through Garbage management Nguwaya and Geogenix and Syndicate . Mbavha idzi ndodzawondomora nyika. Minister buying fire engines for councils where there are no ambulances and clean water. Buying at inflated prices futi . These thieves should go.


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Kule Dhambi 2 months ago

meanwhile dzimwe mbombo dziri kuti sika sika ne dhiri re Pomona risina kana sense. vazukuru vangu 2023 ngwarai munofa muri shuro mukaita zvekutamba zveku pata


Captain Jack Sparrow 2 months ago

Problem with Zimbos you politicise everything kkkkk It is evident that there are NO proper urban/rural development strategy, even if the plant is maintained it is not able to sustain the everexpanding growth of the City it is high time you start talking about building other plants that is what real devolution means STOP RELYING ON SMITH'S INFRASTRUCTURE kkkk


sobonyo 2 months ago

government should build more water plants becoz iyo it's old and yayi diki vanhu varikuwanda



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