A women pressure group has vowed to take Marondera Council head on following reports that some residents in Nyameni High Density Suburb have gone for three years without running water.
This was revealed during a women meeting held at Marondera Country Club this Wednesday where a participant told the gathering that some streets have gone for years without turning on their water taps triggering a health time bomb.
The women who operate under the banner Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe Marondera Chapter said they will form a health cluster to take council head on and ensure that the water crisis is addressed.
The affected houses are those along Magamba and Gwinyai Streets in Nyambeni suburb.
WCOZ Marondera Chapter Vice Chairperson Primrose Fundai said the newly health cluster will knock on council’s doors over the water crisis in Nyameni.
“We were not aware of such a crisis until now (during the meeting), it is not good that some people have gone for such a long time without running water. The Mayor (Chengetai Murowa) said his door is open and we are going to meet him as well as other council officials so that they address this issue. We have the health cluster that will deal with council,” she said.
Meanwhile the health cluster was formed with its members vowing to take the local authority head on over the looming health time bomb among other issues.
The Municipality of Marondera has been failing to provide water consistently to all suburbs due to an archaic water system that cannot cater for more than 60 000. The water crisis was also fuelled by the massive power cuts being experienced in the country with council only pumping water at night when power is restored.
Scores of residents have been depending on water from few boreholes drilled by donors as well as money from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).