US$80k Gweru transformer condemned before installation 

Source: US$80k Gweru transformer condemned before installation – The Southern Eye

A US$80 000 transformer for Gwenoro waterworks purchased by the City of Gweru has been condemned after it developed faults during transportation, a council official has said.

Town planner Peter Mamhute told Gweru residents that the transformer was meant to enhance pumping at Gwenero Dam which is the Midlands capital’s major water supplier.

He said the city’s water woes were also exacerbated by shortages of spare parts and occasional breakdown of pumps at Gwenoro Waterworks.

“We have three functional pumps instead of six and the pumps occasionally breakdown,” Mamhute said.

Ward 11 councillor Albert Chirau expressed surprise that the recently-purchased transformer had been rejected due to faults.

“This is news to me. I thought the issue of the transformer unit for Gwenoro Waterworks was a done deal,” Chirau said, promising to follow up on the issue with council.

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