Community Water Alliance comes to the rescue of Harare residents
By JENNEFER MUTUKWA
COMMUNITY Water Alliance (CWA) has brought respite to Glen View residents by facilitating the provision of bulk water supplies in the high density suburb that is facing serious water challenges.
The national coordinator of CWA Hardlife Mudzingwa told Zim Community News that his organisation has engaged beverage manufacturer Schweppes to supply water in bulk in order to alleviate the water challenges in the urban communities.
“The programme started during the early days of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Schweppes agreed to bring bulk water for distribution to residents where they queue for water,” he said.
He also said that the programme has managed to reach out to many vulnerable residents especially the elderly and people with disabilities.
Mudzingwa said the met some resistance from some residents who felt that people should not crowd in public places in line with Covid-19 preventative measures.
However, the initiative has received a positive response from most residents as witnessed by the long queues before the arrival of water tanks.