By Lloyd Takawira
Kadoma residents are up in arms with the local authority which has failed to provide water and sewer reticulation in the city.
In a statement Kadoma residents Acting director, George Goliati said residents said now live in fear of contracting deadly water borne diseases.
“We are demanding that the Council furnish us as residents why they have not been able to provide water and attend to sewerage bursts when they are getting money from us. As Kadoma residents we would like to express its distaste at the state of potable water provision by the Kadoma Municipality.
“Water is a right. Resolution 64/292, of the United Nations General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation and acknowledged that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realisation of all human rights. Section 77 (a) of the countrys constitution speaks to the right to water,” he said.
Speaking to Bustop TV residents said the water crisis was a threat to their health as they have resorted to fetching water from unprotected sources.
Clara Munengwa (40) from Rimuka surburb said, “the situation is so deplorable that most people are now resorting to fetching water from unprotected wells and spending nights queuing at the few boreholes in the community.
“Everyday we have to part with huge sums of money on a daily bases to buy the water from those with boreholes at their homes whilst others with cars are travelling far distances in search of the precious liquid.”
Kadoma city council is one local authority that has come under fire over its neptitude.