Acting town clerk, Josephine Ncube  … OPC’s involvement raises eyebrows CHINA Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) has expressed interest in revamping Harare City Council (HCC)’s water reticulation system as part of efforts meant to end perennial water woes gripping the capital. Harare currently relies on antiquated, pre-independence water infrastructure laid in the 1950s to cater for a population of just 300 000 people. The infrastructure has not been expanded despite the fact that the municipality now has to supply water to over three million people, including those in satellite towns such as Chitungwiza, Norton, Ruwa and Epworth. The boom in Harare’s population has increased pressure on the ageing pipes, resulting in huge losses of treated water through…