By Nompilo Mathuthu
Over 150 households in Ward 4 Ngwanyana Mangwe District are set to benefit from the Tshawobe Piped Water Scheme Project an initiative by World Vision Zimbabwe in conjunction with World Vision Germany and Switzerland .
The piped water scheme comes at an opportune time when the Rural Livelihoods Assessment Report indicated that most households in Matebeleland Regions were still relying on unsafe water sources . According to the report 45 % of households in Mangwe district and 39% in Insiza ,continue to access water from dams ,rivers and open streams which are prone to contamination.
Speaking to Skyz Metro FM news reporter Nompilo Mathuthu on the sidelines of the official opening the , Programs Manager Nqobani Ncube said this was a partnership between locals and other stakeholders .
” The scheme took over thirty days to construct and it stretches for almost 10 km from the water source up to the last tank there are three tanks and eight tapes that are supplying families in the district. The project came at a better time as the country is facing the Covid 19 pandemic.”
Beneficiaries of the project had only good words to say ,revealing that they were fetching water at least 10 km away from their homesteads .