By Lerato Ndlovu.
Makonde Rural District Council embarks on construction of a school and installing solar-powered boreholes across they district.
The District council’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Tarwirei Tayipa said the construction of the school and drilling of boreholes valued at close to ZWL$2 million have started taking place.
“The construction of the school and boreholes valued close to ZWL$2 million have commenced in the district, so far we have started construction of two by two modern classroom blocks at Chidobera Primary School which is in Ward 8.
“ The council is also constructing an administration block at the same school with material worth ZWL $650.000,” said Tayipa.
Mr Tayipa said the council has also dedicated more than ZWL$1.2 million towards solar-powered boreholes in 7 wards that have continuous water problems.
“7 selected wards will have solar-powered boreholes at a total cost of $1 203 000, meaning that each ward will be getting $173 000 towards the water projects.
“Much of the borehole drilling work, is likely to be completed by the end of the month,” he said.
The council which received ZWL$ 1 853 000 for devolution says all the funds are going to be exhausted in covering the two projects.
Makonde has some of the remotest wards in Mashonaland West with locals complaining about distances and few schools and clinics.