22 January 2018
   
Kasukuwere begs ED for forgiveness: official
Chinamasa to divert wages to devolution
Dump Mugabe regalia, Zanu PF official
Mugabe exploited my illiteracy: Mujuru
Engineers group to expose fake degrees
Grandpa, 83, says minor pestered him for sex
Poet poses as Zimra officer, blows $35k
Chocked as 2kg's of cocaine tested in court
MORE NEWS
Gemmology center in Mutare soon
NRZ loss as gold miners damage rail line
MORE BUSINESS
Unpaid Mr ugly reports sponsors to ZRP
Zim author releases new book in USA
MORE SHOWBIZ
Anger as Dembare approach City player
Cricket: ICC clears Zimbabwe's Vitori
MORE SPORTS
Mnangagwa’s ‘New’ Zim merits support
Zhuwao: kleptocracy and EDiots in Davos
MORE OPINION
 
Mnangagwa off to Davos empty handed
Economy: the need for a paradigm shift
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 

Harare bad water: RBZ releases cash for the purchase of chemicals

31/12/2017 00:00:00
by Staff reporter
 
Promised ... RBZ boss, John Mangudya
 
RELATED STORIES
Drink tap water at own risk: Harare mayor
Minister orders Zinwa cut water supplies
Bulawayo says no easing of water cuts
Major dams fill up as rains continue
Mtshabezi pipeline complete: Nkomo
No water as Zim marks Handwashing Day
Bulawayo declares water emergency
37 percent defecate in open: Biti
Bulawayo warns of Xmas water 'disaster'
Gvt takes over Mat. Water Project

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has released foreign currency to the Harare City Council's water treatment chemicals suppliers a day after Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni was berated by residents over the quality of water.

Manyenyeni was forced to make a State of the City address after a social media outcry with videos and pictures of dirty water circulating amid anger from residents.

The Mayor then issued a stunning caution warning the City could not guarantee the safety of its water.

But Saturday afternoon Manyenyeni, in an update on his Facebook page, announced he had received assurances from RBZ Governor John Mangudya that the Apex Bank would avail money for the purchase of chemicals.

"It is not a bad way to end the year when the Reserve Bank Governor phones to say that 2 days ago he released foreign currency payments to two of the suppliers of water treatment chemicals for the city.

"He promised to avail a fixed amount a week for this critical need," Manyenyeni said.

He added that he had indicated to Mangudya that whatever had been availed would only cover half of the city's requirements.

"He (Mangudya) then agreed to fund our full foreign currency requirements for water treatment.

"He warned that the city had better have the local equivalent when US dollar is availed," the Mayor said.

Manyenyeni has had public spats with councilors and management over the city's bloated wage Bill and seems to have support from Mangundya.

"He (Mangudya) went on mention our staff salaries as unsustainable.

"I will meet the acting Town Clerk on Tuesday to unpack the numbers and impact on water supply and quality," Manyenyeni added.

The Mayor added "It DOESN'T mean that all chemicals are now in stock!"

Manyenyeni did not miss the chance for pot-shots at former Harare Town Clerk Tendai Mahachi who he said had, during floods, refused to meet the Mayor arguing:

"Mayor don't call us for these things over weekends. You won't get anyone - we will be at our farms!"

 



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker