Liquid Telecom has in partnership with the City of Harare held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 1.5 million dollar sewer rehabilitation project at Glen Norah B Hall today. The two entities launched a renovation of the old sewer and water reticulation systems project which will see City of Harare replace sewer pipes for Glen Norah , Dzivarasekwa, Mabvuku Tafara and Dzivarasekwa area connecting it with other mainstream pipes in the Harare metropolitan region.
This move is directed at ensuring that residents in the neighbourhood targeted have proper sewerage facilities as the City fights the Cholera Outbreak.
Speaking during the ground-breaking ceremony, Liquid Telecom regional chief operations officer Mr Martin Mushambadope said the initiative was part of efforts by the company to eradicate cholera.
A cholera outbreak in Harare killed 54 people before it was contained.
“Today Liquid Telecom, which is part of Econet Global Group, is raising its shoulders to the bar and join the national efforts towards the gradual burial of the ugly head of cholera.”
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony His Worship the Mayor of Harare, Councillor Herbert Gomba expressed gratitude to Liquid Telecom for partnering with the City Fathers in an attepmt to find a sustainable solution to the cholera epidemic.
Said the Mayor of Harare, Councillor Herbert Gomba: This committed gesture is an enduring experience which we as City Fathers rejoice about no amount of words can be enoughto than liquid telecom and its founder ably represented by Mr Mushambadope. Thi program will chew an amount of US$1.5m that will cover where we are encompassing Chembira School through to Glen Norah Park specimen and Shiriyedenga. So they’re looking at replacing pipes in Glen Norah B, passing through Specimen. we are very grateful the councillors are also present. he exercise will also cover Dzivarasekwa, Chazezesa encompassing Dz High 2 and Dz Extension beyond what they are going to be doing here they will proceed with pipe replacements they will do it elsewhere. I am pleased with what they are going to be doing. The way hey have reacted in assisting the City during the Cholera outbreak is very touching. Liquid Telecom is an all weather partner and the way they have reacted in assisting the city during the cholera is very touching a friend during a storm is a friend indeed. such corporate social responsibility drives a commendable and I wish to convey my heartfelt thanks to the company and pray that they continue to support us as we embark on a renewal exercise in all our water and sewer structural refurbishment. Some of the pipes underground are as old as 50years, and as such we partner with corporates to deliver new infrastructure to eliminate all possible health risks so that people can live in good health and die when their time comes and not to have their life cut short because of some of these diseases. I can see work is already being done and it’s in progress and I have invited you all to this official groundbreaking ceremony to kick start the program that will done in phases to connect Westlea Tynwald South, Cotsword, Mabvuku-Tafara, Kugarika Kushinga some areas will bedone in a subsequent phases. Once again help me to thank Liquid Telecoms.