Mutare (New Ziana) – The Mutare city council and a Dutch Water Company, Vitens Evides International, on Wednesday signed an agreement to co-operate in municipal service delivery.
Under the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), the two parties will mainly co-operate in various aspects of water service delivery, from production, monitoring, water source management, waste waste management, water planning and water distribution, to mention but a few.
The agreement is an example of Public Private Partnership projects and programmes that government is encouraging local businesses and entities to pursue, even involving foreign parties.
Mutare acting Town Clerk Blessing Chafesuka said the agreement, which runs from 2022 to 2026, will become a vehicle through which the council will try to improve delivery of water and sanitation services to residents.
“This is another opportunity for us to make history and change the situation for our thirsty communities,” he said.
Chafesuka said the MoA came at a time when council is expected to commission the Christmas Pass- Dangamvura Twin Tanks Clear Water Transmission line on or before April 15 this year.
The project is jointly funded by the local authority, Government and African Development Bank (AfDB).
“We are happy that this signing ceremony came at a time we are expecting to commission Christmas Pass- Dangamvura Twin Tanks Clear Water Transmission line on or before April 15,” he said.
Chafesuka said the local authority is hopeful that the partnership will enable the city to provide world class service delivery and also become a prime investment destination by 2030.