City dam levels continue to drop

The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) says water levels at the city`s supply dams continue to drop due to erratic rains.

This was revealed at Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving which was attended by different church leaders, Tuesday, at the Large City Hall.

In his welcome remarks, Bulawayo Mayor Councillor Solomon Mguni said the dam levels continue to deplete.

“The City of Bulawayo is meeting to pray when our dams are at 34.75 percent full,” said Mayor Mguni.

“At the moment we have decommissioned two dams that is Umzingwane and Upper Ncema, the other dam levels are as follows: Insiza is seating at 37.71 percent, Inyankuni is seating at 51.72 percent, Lower Ncema is seating at 18.75 percent and Mtshabezi is seating at 58.93 percent.”

The city`s water woes have seen residents enduring a weekly 96-hour water-shedding programme.

The Mayor said residents should continue conserving the little water that is left in the supply dams and be hopeful for heavy rains.

“Let us continue to be expectant of heavy rains and have faith in our Christ, may we continue to be good stewards and conserve the little water that we have, on our own we cannot cause the rain to fall we must therefore continue to pray. As Bulawayo we are dedicating this prayer meeting to the gracious and merciful God who is faithful for generations to generations,” said Mayor Mguni.

He however added that the local authority remains committed in improving service delivery.

“Bulawayo City Council remains committed to improve service delivery and development of the City of Kings, with your continued support we will attain our vision of smart and transformative city by year 2020,” said Mayor Mguni.

Speaking during the meeting, Pastor Choga said for the city to attain its vision there is a need for dedicated people.

“For Bulawayo to be the leading, smart and transformative city we need people who are determined to do their services at their best. We need to be intentional and provide service delivery which is up to standards and make sure everyone understands where the city is going,” said Pastor Choga.

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