The Upper Manyame Sub-Catchment Council held an awareness campaign in Banana Grove on Thursday, 18 May 2023. The campaign was hosted at the Makaza homestead and was attended by Brigadier Svovanepasi, Board Member, Sabhuku Musasa, field officers, and A2 farmers.
The speakers at the event included the Sub-Catchment Council’s hydrologist, Miss Tendai Chipere, who presented on Water Law in Zimbabwe; Mr. Peter Bonga, the Outreach Officer who presented on the Functions of the Upper Manyame Sub-Catchment Council; and Mr. Tawanda Mujuru, the Compliance Assistant, who presented on Catchment Protection.
The A2 farmers who attended the event asked several questions, including:
· How best can we deal with
·neighbors who are resistant to assist in dam maintenance?
· How can we get assistance from experts on dam and weir construction?
· They also sought clarity on the issue of dual billing from ZINWA & UMSCC.
The awareness campaign was a success and helped to raise awareness of the importance of water management in the Upper Manyame catchment area.
The speakers provided valuable information to the A2 farmers and answered their questions clearly and concisely.
It was emphasized that if the farmers needed any assistance or facing any challenge they should get hold of the Council officers for assistance.
The event was well-attended and the feedback from the farmers was positive.
The Upper Manyame Sub-Catchment Council is committed to working with farmers to ensure that the Upper Manyame catchment area is managed sustainably.
The Council will continue to hold awareness campaigns and provide information to farmers about water management.
The Council is also working with ZINWA to improve communication between the two organizations.