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Council has not put up more effort to clear storm drains leading to floods

by Stephen Jakes
06 Apr 2020 at 09:03hrs | Views
Bulawayo City Council has not down enough to clear the storm drains which recently led to the flash floods that affected many houses in Bulawayo.

This emerged during the full council meeting.

Bulawayo was recently hit by the flash floods which damaged property worth thousands of dollars.

"Alderman Clayton Zana also observed that recently some parts of the City had experienced flash floods. This was an indication that not enough work had been done in clearing the storm drains. Community groups did not cover wider areas because of budget constraints and short contract periods," reads the latest council minutes in part.

"Private developers in Ward 27 should be effectively supervised. Pelandaba West had no storm drains and the storm water affected some of the houses in Ward 19, Pumula East."

Another councillor encouraged residents to open up weeping holes on their durawalls.

"A campaign should be conducted before the commencement of the rainy season. By-laws should be enforced on residents who dumped refuse on storm drains," reads the minutes.

"Councillor Mildred Ncube was concerned about holes dug during pipe repairs which were left uncovered. These holes were a danger to residents during the rainy season. Residents were now dumping refuse in those holes."

Source - Byo24News