chronicle.co.zw 01 Aug, 2022 02:00 am

Gungwe community calls for rehabilitation of Gungwe Dam

Gungwe community calls for rehabilitation of Gungwe Dam
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Yoliswa Dube-Moyo, Matabeleland South Bureau Chief VILLAGERS in the Gungwe area in Gwanda District have called on Government to expedite efforts to repair the Gungwe Dam wall which was destroyed by floods about five years ago.Since the dam wall burst, villagers have been experiencing serious water challenges.Mr Hosesilasi Ndlovu from Gungwe Village said they did not have alternative water sources close by and desperately needed the dam wall to be repaired.Termites are the main cause of these bursts because they drill holes within the dam wall and then water fills up these holes leading to cracks.

“Members of the community have tried to gather resources for the reconstruction of the dam wall but failed hence we are appealing to the Government or NGOs to come to our rescue,” said Mr Ndlovu.” DDF Matabeleland South provincial coordinator Mr Moment Malandu said plans were underway to repair the dam wall.

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