Water and sanitation

  1. Endemic within a pandemic: fears of diarrhoea in Mutare amid COVID-19

    The never-ending problem of poor sanitation and overcrowding in most of Mutare’s districts threatens an outbreak of cholera and diarrhea. Residents fear possible cholera/diarrhea outbreak will lead to an endemic within a pandemic and they want the authorities to act fast. This comes at a time when the city and the country at large are…

  2. Sewer burst leaves residents in Ward 17 Hobhouse in dilemma

    In Ward 17 Hobhouse, Mutare, residents are at risk of water-borne diseases emanating from a sewer burst. The eruption, which occurred about two months ago between Matan and Mushamukadzi, has still not been attended to. Children in that area are exposed to diseases as they innocently play in the dirty water. Moreover, the sewage burst…

  3. Access to clean water remains a challenge for residents of Gimboki

    Access to clean water remains a pipedream for many residents of Dangamvura especially those residing in Gimboki. Women and children spend hours in long queues, at the two communal water points, to fill up a few containers. Altercations, shouting, and cursing is a daily ritual as people jostle for a chance to fill up their…

  4. Residents of Mutare cry foul play over hike in water tariff

    Among the key protocols reported to be effective in the control of the spread of COVID-19 is frequent washing of hands with soap and under running water. Access to water among residents in Mutare, Zimbabwe, has been difficult in the midst of the pandemic. Prudence Sauriri, a female resident of the Mutare District in Zimbabwe,…