Faulty transformer hits Chitown Arts Centre


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OPERATIONS at Chitungwiza Arts Centre have been hampered after a Zesa transformer, which services the area, developed a fault due to suspected over loading.

Chitungwiza Arts Centre secretary-general Bonface Muropa told Dungwiza News yesterday that a month had lapsed since the transformer broke down.

He said they have reported the matter to Zesa but the transformer is yet to be replaced.

“We reported the matter to Zesa, the report number is 33186, but they are saying that they don’t have a replacement in the near future.”

Muropa revealed that the Arts Centre’s more than 250 artists have been hit hard.

“Some of our members have resorted to renting in surrounding places where electricity is readily available”.

“We are appealing for help to the government our parent ministry in particular so that we can buy a replacement,” he said.

Zesa Chitungwiza district manager Artwell Matereke confirmed that a report was made by Chitungwiza Arts Centre.

However, he could not divulge any information as to when the problem would be resolved.

Mobile phone network service providers’ boosters in the area were equally affected, but they are using diesel generators as an alternative.

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