By Elizabeth Nyaguyo
Mupeza Primary School in Buhera has gone for over a year without water due to the breaking down of a borehole that used to supply clean water to the whole school.
In an interview with Sly Media,the Buhera Residents Network Trust Coordinator Leonard Mabasa said that the water crisis at the primary school has gone for a long time without a solution in sight
The borehole that used to supply the school with water broke down some months ago and we fear that any time soon they could a disease outbreak.
“The crisis is now unbearable and it clearly 12 months plus because the borehole that used to function broke down and the efforts to drill a new borehole failed to yield results,” he said.
Mabasa added that, the water crisis at Mupeza Primary School has contributed to the failure of the local school children because teachers spend our fetching water for their daily use.
“The quality of education is under stress at Mupeza Primary School because of staff exodus.
“The situation is pathetic and it has caused teachers to shun deployment at the station,” said Mabasa.
He went on to say that, the situation was not only affecting students but their teachers as well.
“The teachers are getting water from unprotected wells from the Gogode families nearby.
“Teachers with larger families or those nursing teachers left the school because of huge volumes of water needed on daily basis,” said Mabasa.
Mabasa went on to say that Mupeza Primary School is not the only school that has been affected by this water crisis but other Secondary schools around the ward.
“There is also the same problem at Chirozva High School which is using a deep well that has poor water yield,” he said.