Residents and civil society organisations in Gwanda this afternoon demonstrated against Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) and managed to successfully hand over their petitions to Gwanda Central Legislator, Edison Gumbo, mayor Knowledge Ndhlovu and Town Clerk Priscilla Nkala in their bid to force the national authority out of the town. Another petition was also submitted to Zinwa officials despite the police’s frantic efforts to stop the protesters.
This will likely be an election issue in 2018
Gwanda residents will Friday, this week, join forces with the local civil society groups working in the district to demonstrate against the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA)'s failure to provide clean, safe and potable water as provided for in section 77 (a) of the Zimbabwean Constitution.
Organizing For Zimbabwe (O4Z) Trust under its Advocacy through Film initiative, held a number of documentary screenings in some parts of Zimbabwe particularly in Bindura, Seke, Madziva, Guruve and Harare in the spirit of celebrating the Women's month of March this year.
CC: Town Clerk
Gwanda Central MP – Hon Edison Gumbo
Following the directive by Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) to install bulk water prepaid meter at the main reservoir with effect from the 7th of October 2016, Gwanda Residents Association (GRA) representatives together with the local CSOs met and resolved to reject the proposal. We strongly subscribe to the International Water Association argument that tabulate access to good, safe and reliable drinking water as one of the basic needs of human society as such we believe this needs an integrated approach and close cooperation of all stakeholders concerned in this case the residents of Gwanda.
For a change, I don’t want to discuss politics. I don’t want to debate whether big bad Mugabe is actually an African national hero, as many on this continent believe, or some brutal dictator, as we are told relentlessly by the BBC, The Economist and virtually the entire Western establishment media.
‘Data’ about Zimbabwe is developed somewhere, to serve Western political interests, and then it is recycled, repeated by hundreds of websites all over the Internet. Old reports are not updated when the situation improves. Incorrect statistics are hardly challenged.