Harare water under threat

HARARE’S water is under serious threat as the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) is owed more than US$114 million by ratepayers and is failing to procure critical water treatment chemicals, spares and equipment for its operations.

Hazel Ndebele

In an interview with the Zimbabwe Independent Zinwa corporate communications and marketing manager Marjorie Munyonga said the non-payment of bills by government, local authorities, farmers, mines and private consumers is adversely affecting the authority and threatens operations.

“Zinwa is owed more than US$114 million and the authority now has to operate on a very tight budget due to lack of funds. It has also failed to meet its statutory obligations such as taxes, salaries and levies,” said Munyonga.

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