Sunday, 11 November 2007

We Want Water Not ZINWA!!!!

It is both a scientific and natural fact that “Water is life”, “Amanzi ayimpilo” and none of us would exist today without the presence of this precious resource. While all care has been taken in the past to provide adequate and clean drinking water for the residents of Bulawayo, the situation has gone too bad to be stretched any further nor left to mother nature to solve.
Bulawayo, which now has a population of over a million people, had its last dam, the Insiza, constructed by a colonial government in 1976 when its population then stood at around 250 000. Surely, it is more than evident that given the challenges this region faces almost seasonally as a drought prone area, the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has done exceptionally well in trying to keep it alive on the few supply dams thus far. However, these means have been stretched to their limits and the time for Plan B has come. The big question therefore is, what is Plan B ? Is it the Zambezi Water project? This unfortunately has become as much a pipe dream as hoping that the next Roman Catholic Pope will be from Zimbabwe. Is it The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA). The BCC and Byo residents have given a thumbs down to this choice for the following logical reasons.
ZINWA was set up with the sole mandate of providing bulk water to local authorities who in turn would focus on the domestic supply of the resource. However, over night or over a Cabinet decision this obligation has changed making ZINWA responsible for the domestic supply of water and sewerage reticulation in urban councils. Records of ZINWA’s performance so far shows poor delivery of services in small towns, growth points and even in big cities like Harare and Victoria falls, where water flows through to the Indian Ocean.
It is the NYDT’s view that the BCC has not failed in its duties to warrant it being stripped of this responsibility that has also been a source of income in years past. NYDT stands with the rest of the Bulawayo residents to say NO to a ZINWA takeover of its water and sewerage reticulation system as this would lead to an even worse situation in terms of water supplies in the city. ZINWA has failed where there is an abundance of water, we expect no miracles in Bulawayo.
As youths, we feel that our fathers must hand over to us a legacy worth being proud of, a legacy worth passing on to our own children. Playing political games with this legacy is nothing short of irresponsible and unacceptable. People’s lives are at risk, the city is on its knees and we need better solutions to this century old challenge than recycling filthy water from the Khami Dam. WE WANT WATER NOT ZINWA!!!!!!!. Youths, Lend your voice to this important campaign by speaking you mind.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

the glating failures of ZINWA are there for everyone to see. As a resident of the city of kings i stand firmly behind the BCC on their refusal to hand over water and sewer systems of bulawayo. how can someone come all the way from kobambazonke to manage our sewer here. the government mustnt forget that bulawayo has a painful history becasue f these so called cabinet decisions. remember it was a cabinet decision that brought gukurahundi to matabeleland. since they failed to totally eliminate us then they now want to finish us ngo kusinathisa idonti evela ekami.

bulawayo must stand up and say no to Zinwa

Anonymous said...

First they wanted to manage our waste, now they want us to drink our waste in the Khami. Baphambene!!!!!!!!! NO TO ZINWA, ongafuniyo kayekele!

Anonymous said...

what kind of a cabinet would sit together and decide that its own people must drink human waste. to me ZANU PF has failed to manage anything in this country and as a result it must go to hell.
may somebody please tell munacho mutezo that bulawayo does not want with its water. he must just forget and smile. we will never give zinwa our water.

Anonymous said...

kumbe yiZANU or ZINWA akuhambe khatshana. uBulawayo sediniwe ngalaba abantu

Anonymous said...

Organisations like NYDT should mobilise the youths against Zinwa and make sure that ZINWA will not take over bulawayo water. the youths being the future of this region should guard it jealously and make sure that ZANU PF does not totally destroy it. asisaKWAZI UKUTHI BAFUNANI. baqala ngegukurahundi, balandela umrambatsvina khathesi sokuyi zinwa. bafuna ukusiqeda laba abantu

Anonymous said...

i think the last person who commented is right by saying that e need to sriously mobilise youths against Zinwa. it looks like the gvt of robert mugabe will not listen unless we stand up and do something about it. if the BCC has decided t hand over our water to ZINWA then let us not vote for them next year

KreativeMix said...

Water for all!!!!!

Anonymous said...

shepherd said
its great you guys are doing.the zinwa takeover is mutezos rubbish and the people of bulawayo must fight the move and not vote for zanu pf.however l am urging you guys to have a monthly magazine for the youths to give them a voice and discuss broader national issues.your circulation figures will surely go up and try to get a sponsor and advrts

REAL COMRADE said...

FUCK ZINWA,HELL WITH ZANU, LET THEM GO AND KILL THEIR HARARE

Anonymous said...

ZANU ZINWA ZBC ZESA ZABG ZIMBANK

SHITT!!!!

WHAZ UP WITH Z?