The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Satur­day, Novem­ber 16, 1991 — A pledge of $5 mil­lion to­wards the Mata­bele­land Zambezi Wa­ter Project Trust Fund has been made by the Bu­l­awayo City Coun­cil which also sug­gested var­i­ous other ways of boost­ing the fund.

The money will be drawn from the coun­cil’s wa­ter re­serve fund and will only be re­leased when the project to har­ness wa­ter from the Zambezi River to Bu­l­awayo takes off, the Fi­nance Com­mit­tee rec­om­mended at a re­cent meet­ing. The com­mit­tee rec­om­mended that the coun­cil­lors do­nate $10 per month to the project and that the lo­cal au­thor­ity pro­vide the MZWP with of­fices on the ground floor of the City Hall.

The coun­cil will also ask mem­bers of staff to vol­un­tary con­trib­ute to fund and en­cour­age the or­gan­i­sa­tion of concerts and other artis­tic gath­er­ings at coun­cil halls and sta­dia to raise funds for the project.

The com­mit­tee also rec­om­mended that pop­u­lar soc­cer teams be asked to ar­range matches and do­nate the pro­ceeds to the trust fund and that the coun­cil au­tho­rise street col­lec­tions in aid of the project.

The coun­cil will also ap­proach the Bu­l­awayo Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion to dis­cuss the pos­si­bil­ity of im­pos­ing a levy on res­i­dents and will give de­tails about the city’s wa­ter cri­sis to its twin city of Aberdeen in Scot­land for the res­i­dents of Aberdeen to de­cide on how best they can as­sist.

The coun­cil will do­nate a stand on the MZWP for the or­gan­i­sa­tion to build a house which will later be raf­fled. It will ap­proach the gov­ern­ment to make all dona­tions to the trust fund tax de­ductible.

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