ZVISHAVANE - The chairperson and principal of Bert Properties, Cuthbert Mphame has promised to drill a borehole to the long suffering Bilashava primary school in Zvishavane before end of this year.
Bert Properties is a leading residential stand and property development company in Zvishavane.
Speaking at a price giving and early childhood development (ECD) graduation ceremony last week where he was the guest of honour, Mphame promised to end the perennial water woes at the school.
"I have heard your continuous cries for water at this school. I will therefore drill a borehole for you before the end of this year," Mphame said.
Bilashava Primary School was founded in 1927 and has struggled with inadequate resources ever since.
Water problems have forced staff members at the school to travel to Zvishavane town, a distance of 13 kilometres, just to fetch water.
The pledge by Mphame was therefore met with joy by parents and all members of staff who expressed hope that the water problems could soon be a thing of the past.
District inspector for Public Works Commission, Aleck Mdhumo was also present at the prize giving ceremony and he witnessed the Mphame's promise.
Mphame, however, refuted speculations that he aspires to be the Zvishavane-Ngezi constituency legislator in 2018.
He said his organisation's works of charity were simply an exercise of corporate social responsibility to the Siboza community, and not in any way a strategy to gain political mileage.
"There is no vacancy yet and as such, I cannot aspire for that which does not exist," Mphame said.news