THE Lot water project, Wednesday, commissioned two solar-powered boreholes in Luveve and Gwabalanda and has set its sights on building a filtration plant that would deliver clean drinking water to residents.
Conceived during the Luveve dysentery outbreak last year which saw at least 13 residents lose their lives, the Lot Project has made it its mission to provide safe drinking water to residents and built the solar boreholes for over $30 000.
Speaking during the commission held at Amakhosi Grounds in Gwabalanda, Luveve MP Stella Ndlovu said the availability of safe drinking water is critical due to perennial water challenges facing the city.
Ward 16 councillor Monica Ncube and Beauty Mafu from the Lot Project after opening one of the taps
She paid tribute to United States-based, Zimbabwean, Innocent Hadebe, who is behind the Lot Project for his efforts in providing clean water.
“Safe water is critical to any community and we are happy that a son of Luveve
despite having emigrated to the States, is making efforts to provide what should normally be the preserve of Government,” she said.
One of the boreholes is located in Luveve close to Masina Cocktail Bar with the second one situated at Amakhosi Grounds in Gwabalanda.
In a recorded message that was played during the launch, Hadebe expressed delight at the success of the commission, adding the Lot Project intends to build more boreholes and ultimately a filtration plant, whose plans are already in place.
“Our mission is to provide clean drinking water to small communities in Africa through building boreholes and filtration facilities throughout Africa.
“We intend building more boreholes around Luveve, Gwabalanda and Cowdray Park to ensure people don’t travel more than a kilometre to reach a water point.
“The boreholes will also ensure a constant supply of water to a filtration plant we intend building as part of efforts to bring water closer to people`s homes,”
Hadebe, whose trip to attend the commissioning was halted by the Covid-19 4th wave, said he partnered with United States based organisations, Ruwa for Life and The Water Mission, which are committed to bringing water to remote communities in Africa.
The Lot project also partnered with Coca Cola which partly funded the commissioning event.
Ward 16 Councillor, Monica Ncube said the borehole will impact residents’ lives as they have been struggling to access water when taps are dry.