By Courage Bushe
GOVERNMENT has come to the rescue of the people of Zvishavane after the Mabhula sewer treatment plant was upgraded using devolution funds.
Devolution funds have changed the face of the country through infrastructure development programmes with the town of Zvishavane being the latest to benefit after the construction and refurbishment of the Mabhula sewer treatment plant.
Zvishavane town council Acting Secretary, Mr Ongororo Mazai said the project worth more than US$400 000 which had stalled for three years has finally been completed after government intervened.
“We had a contractual dispute with the first contractor but now we are done with the project, we have started pumping raw sewer and filling up the tanks, but all I can say everything is up and running,” said Mr Mazai.
Zvishavane Town Council Engineer, Munyaradzi Mageja noted that by design, the plant is set to benefit the surrounding communities.
“The plant is capable of processing six million litres of waste a day and we also engaged farmers that are located down the plant and we assured them that the treated effluent from this plant will be used for irrigation purposes and also Maglas stadium will benefit from this water as well as miners,” said Eng Mageja.
The devolution programme is part of the second Republic’s initiatives aimed at fostering inclusive socio-economic development throughout the country.