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The presidential borehole plan goes to Mat South

THE company contracted to drill and install solar-powered boreholes under the Presidential Borehole Drilling Scheme has expanded its operations to Matabeleland South Province.

Prevail Group International (PGI) was contracted to drill 10,000 boreholes across the country.

In an interview yesterday, PGI chairman Paul Tungwarara said the initiative went beyond drilling as the group was also installing irrigation facilities under the program overseen by the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa).

“Our role is to provide drinking water to the people of Zimbabwe, leaving no one and no place behind. In areas where we have drilled boreholes so far, people are happy that they can now access tap water without having to walk long distances,” said Tungwarara.

The ambitious program has a dual aim: tackling water challenges and transforming living standards in rural areas.

“The success of our program in several districts shows its potential to bring clean water to communities. PGI is laying the foundation for improved healthcare and agricultural opportunities for residents of Matabeleland South,” he said.

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PGI recently installed about 100 boreholes in Buhera ahead of this year’s Independence Day celebrations at the Murambinda growth point.

According to the United Nations Development Programme, access to safe water remains a challenge in Zimbabwe, in both urban and rural areas.


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