By Wisdom Mumera
The Harare City Council is yet to receive any of the $42 million which government alleged to have extended to them aimed at dealing with the water challenges in the capital with the City Fathers still utilising internal funds to deal with the crisis.
The Mayor of the capital city Herbert Gomba, writing on social media, revealed this saying they would inform the public when the money came through.
“We have not received the said money yet from the central government, will inform the public when the money has been transferred into both the municipal and Chemplex account, for now, we are using internal resources for our municipal work”.
State media recently revealed that HCC had been extended an additional $42 million from central government to enable it to procure water chemicals from Chemplex as part of interim measures against water shortages.
“Government has channelled an additional $42 million to the Harare City Council (HCC) to enable it to procure water treatment chemicals as part of interim measures to deal with the capital’s water woes”.
The plan was that $32 million of the money would be used to pay off a debt with the chemical manufacturer, Chemplex.