Binga water treatment plant commissioned

Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Water and Rural Resettlement, Honorable Douglas Karoro, addressing famers at Insukamini Irrigation scheme

The new Binga Water Treatment Plant has been commissioned.

The new water treatment plant will see improved water supplies in Binga Centre and the neighbouring Manjolo Rural Service Centre.

Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Deputy Minister Honourable Douglas Karoro officially commissioned the new water treatment plant on behalf of the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement, Air Chief Marshal (Rtd) Perrance Shiri at a colourful attended by officials from the Ministry, ZINWA Board members, ZINWA senior management and leadership from Binga District.

In his speech, Minister Shiri said water provision is one of the top priorities for Government as it inches towards the attainment of vision 2030.

He said the completion of the water treatment fulfilled a critical administrative necessity for unlocking the socio-economic development in Binga.

The new water treatment will up water production in Binga from 60 cubic meters per hour to hundred cubic meters per hour.

“Government treats water issues seriously. We firmly believe in centrality of water availability in the attainment of Vision 2030 and ultimate realisation of Sustainable Development Goal number six which compels and thrusts upon member States an obligation to at least reduce by half, the number of people lacking access to safe potable water,” said Minister Shiri

Minister Shiri said the completion of the water treatment plant was also coming at a time when the country battling the COVID-19 pandemic where improved water, sanitation and hygiene are an imperative.

“The completion of the water treatment plant is therefore a welcome opportune development that dovetails critically well with the ongoing efforts by Government to contain the spread of Covid-19. Government continues to invest substantially in the construction of critical water infrastructure that helps the country turn around its economic fortunes and productivity mainly in the area of agriculture,” said Minister Shiri.

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