In a shocking turn of events, President Emmerson Mnangagwa commissioned a borehole in the heart of the capital city today, shedding light on the government’s failure to provide a reliable water supply to the city centre.
The borehole was drilled in the City Centre adjacent to the Rainbow Hotel.
The borehole, which was drilled by Prevail International chaired by Tempter Tungwarara, has highlighted the government’s reliance on archaic methods of water supply instead of investing in modern infrastructure to provide running tap water to the city centre.
This approach is seen as a short-term solution that fails to address the underlying issues of water scarcity and inadequate infrastructure.
Prevail International, a well-known drilling company, has been involved in various projects across the country.
While their expertise in drilling boreholes is recognized, the fact that their services were required to address the water crisis in the city centre raises questions about the government’s long-term planning and commitment to providing basic services to its citizens.
Using boreholes as a primary source of water in a city centre is not a sustainable solution.
It requires constant maintenance and monitoring to ensure the quality and availability of water.
Additionally, boreholes are prone to drying up during periods of drought, further exacerbating the water scarcity issue.
Experts argue that the government should prioritize investing in modern infrastructure, such as water treatment plants and a reliable piped water network, to ensure a consistent and safe water supply to the city centre.
This approach would not only address the immediate needs of residents but also provide a long-term solution to the ongoing water crisis.
The reliance on boreholes also raises concerns about the quality of water being supplied to citizens.
Without proper treatment and filtration systems, the water from boreholes may not meet the required health and safety standards.
This puts the health and well-being of residents at risk, as they may be exposed to waterborne diseases and contaminants.
Furthermore, the use of boreholes in the city centre perpetuates the unequal distribution of resources.
While some areas may have access to running tap water, others are forced to rely on boreholes, creating a disparity in access to a basic necessity.
The commissioning of a borehole by Prevail International serves as a reminder of the government’s failure to invest in modern infrastructure and prioritize the well-being of its citizens.
It highlights the need for a comprehensive and sustainable approach to water supply in the city centre.
As citizens continue to grapple with the water crisis, it is imperative that the government takes immediate action to address the underlying issues and invest in long-term solutions.
This includes upgrading water treatment plants, expanding the piped water network, and implementing efficient water management strategies.
The reliance on archaic methods of drilling boreholes in the city centre is a clear indication of the government’s failure to provide running tap water to its citizens.
It is time for a paradigm shift in the approach to water supply, focusing on modern infrastructure and sustainable solutions that ensure access to clean and reliable water for all residents of Harare.