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Over 100 solar powered boreholes earmarked for Buhera

Story by Fungai Jachi

THE Presidential boreholes programmes continues to transform rural communities, with over 100 solar powered boreholes being installed in Buhera District.

Community members in Murambinda spoke glowingly on how the already installed boreholes have managed to alleviate their water challenges.

“We would walk long distances to fetch water, but through this project, we now have easy access to water. We are not just benefitting from the water but also the electricity generated by the solar. We are grateful to the government.

“Our horticultural projects can now be implemented in full throttle as we now have water for irrigation. We are already utilising the water for irrigation and we are using drip irrigation to preserve the water.

“It has never been a secret that water in this region is a challenge but our lives are improving through the boreholes project. Besides having portable water, we can now pursue farming as we can irrigate our crops.”

The target is to sink over 100 boreholes and the company contracted by the government, Prevail Group International is on the ground.

“We will be targeting most villages in Buhera as these boreholes are expected to anchor the Presidential Horticulture programme which will in turn lead to the creation of village industrial centres in line with the rural industrialisation agenda.

“There is also going to be a set up of business units, which include community gardens, horticulture projects, and irrigation schemes,” said Prevail Group International chairperson, Mr Paul Tungwarara.

The provisionn of water in rural areas is in line with the rural industrialisation drive being pursued by the government.

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