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File Picture: Pumps at the Bushmead water works

Courage Dutiro

MASVINGO - Following erratic water supply to the city which is blamed on a destroyed transformer feeding into the water works at Bushmead Masvingo City Council is now looking into the feasibility of an alternative power supply.

The City Council recently held a press conference at which Mayor Collen Maboke said the power at the pumps was low and, as a result, only one pump was working instead of two.

The local authority has since flighted a tender invitation advert inviting potential consultants to do a feasibility study with the intention of setting up an alternative power supply.  

“Masvingo City Council invites registered consultants for feasibility study for alternative Bushmead Water Works power supply.

“Documents for the request for proposals are obtainable physically during working hours (0800 hours to 1500 hours) as from Friday 30 April 2021 at Masvingo City Council, Civic Centre Offices, Masvingo, upon production of proof of payment of a non-refundable fee of RTGS 500.00 OR send a request of a free soft copy on masvingocitypmu@gmail.com,” reads part of the tender advert.

When contacted for comment, Maboke said the issue was technical and referred all question to Acting Town Clerk Edward Mukaratirwa who could not be immediately reached on the phone.

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