Coun­cil clears drainage sys­tem

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Mashonaland Central & West News - Mid­lands Bureau

KWEKWE CITY Coun­cil yes­ter­day took ad­van­tage of the na­tional clean-up cam­paign to clear the drainage sys­tem around the city ahead of the rainy sea­son.

Ur­ban coun­cil au­thor­i­ties have al­ways bat­tled flood­ing as a re­sult of blocked drains, es­pe­cially in the Cen­tral Busi­ness Dis­trict.

Act­ing town clerk Mrs Lu­cia Mkhandla said they were happy that the na­tional clean-up cam- paign came at the right time when they were pre­par­ing to clear the garbage and drainage sys­tems in the city.

She thanked Pres­i­dent Emmerson Mnan­gagwa for spear­head­ing the clean-up cam­paign which she said was a task that the lo­cal au­thor­ity could not ac­com­plish alone.

“It was a wise tim­ing. We al­ways had is­sues with our drainage sys­tem and flood­ing in the CBD dur­ing rainy sea­son, now that we had this clean-up cam­paign, we are not ex­pect­ing to have this prob­lem be­cause the clean-up was a suc­cess.

“We used to do it alone but this time the sup­port from com­pa­nies was over­whelm­ing,” she said.

Mrs Mkandla said Kwekwe City will con­tinue to do rou­tine clean-ups and to col­lect refuse con­stantly.

“We will keep the mo­men­tum go­ing as we seek to main­tain our sta­tus as the best city in the coun­try in terms of clean­li­ness.

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