BUHERA- Healing Hands, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with the aim of aiding, equipping and empowering Christian communities has donated a borehole to Church of Christ at Muzokomba Business Centre in Buhera.
The borehole was commissioned by Buhera South MP Joseph Chinotimba last week and it will benefit the business centre and surrounding community which has faced severe water challenges.
Chinotimba said the area has always been plagued by water borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid and the donation will go a long way in ensuring that the community has safe drinkable water.
The commissioning was attended by representatives from various church denominations including Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe (AFM), United Methodist church (UMC), Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Churches (ZHCC), traditional leaders, villagers and the local business community
Healing Hands Director Brighton Mucherera pledged more support and said that they will drill more boreholes in Buhera as the area has acute water shortages.
“We are implementing a variety of projects including drilling more boreholes not only for churches but for communities to access clean water,” said Mucherera.
Church of Christ’s Reverend Adam Chamisa told The Mirror that the borehole is open to the community.
“We noted that the church has been facing water challenges and we engaged Healing Hands to assist us. The borehole has been donated to the church but it has also been extended to the community,” said Rev Chamisa.
Chinotimba applauded Healing Hands for the donation and called on development partners to come and drill more boreholes in Buhera South which is in climatic Region five and experiences acute water shortages.
“Water is a critical issue in Buhera South and I am calling on development partners to come and drill more boreholes to ensure that our communities and livestock have safe water. The donor community has been instrumental in assisting villagers in this part of the district out of poverty.
“The district has been facing challenges of typhoid and cholera and the donation has come at a time when it is needed most. Our plea has always been that Buhera has some challenges that needed to be fixed” said Chinotimba.