POSB Donates Equipment to Rehabilitate Mahusekwa Hospital Borehole
By Staff Reporter
MAHUSEKWA – The country’s leading savings bank, People’s Own Saving Bank (POSB), has donated equipment to rehabilitate a dysfunctional borehole at Mahusekwa Hospital in Mashonaland East Province.
The donation, made as part of POSB’s Borehole for Health initiative, aims to provide safe and reliable water sources to healthcare facilities across all provinces in the nation.
The borehole at Mahusekwa Hospital, which was originally installed by POSB in 2018, had fallen into disrepair.
The recent donation, the bank has provided new equipment, including an HH submissible pump, pipes, and fittings, to restore the borehole to its full capacity.
Once operational, the borehole will supply water to the hospital’s various departments, ensuring a steady and dependable water source.
David Makacha, POSB Public Relations Manager, highlighted that the donation aligns with the bank’s mandate derived from the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1) – to uplift marginalized communities in which the bank serves and operates.
“POSB is committed to supporting the health sector in Zimbabwe, particularly in rural areas where access to clean water remains a challenge. We firmly believe that water is essential for health and hygiene, and by providing water sources to hospitals, we are contributing to the well-being of patients and staff.” Makacha said
Makacha added that since the initiation of the Borehole for Health initiative in 2015, POSB has successfully installed several fully functional boreholes in various locations across the country.
These installations include St. Killian’s Primary School in Manicaland in 2016, Neshuro District Hospital in Mwenezi, Masvingo in 2017, and Mahusekwa District Hospital in Mashonaland East in 2018, among others.