Government has started drilling boreholes in the semi-arid Binga district to alleviate water shortages that are bedevilling the area.
Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs and Devolution minister Richard Moyo yesterday told Southern Eye that two rigs, which were deployed by government to the province had started drilling boreholes in the area.
“Government has only managed to disburse two drill rigs out of eight. Work to drill boreholes has already begun in Binga in areas that face water woes,” Moyo said.
“l am not really sure how many boreholes will be drilled. I will be travelling to Binga on Sunday to find out about all the details of the borehole drilling project.”
Recently, Moyo said government would provide eight rigs under a presidential project, adding that 80 rigs would be disbursed across the country in areas facing water shortages.
Moyo said in Lupane, the drilling process was already on-going, adding that a similar project would be carried out in Umguza.