Legal Policy and Regulations Analysis Paper


The human right to water in Zimbabwe is threatened by arbitrary water disconnections, paltry budget allocation to water, poor quality of potable water, inadequate water supply with demand hugely outstripping supply and in some cities high charges for potable water. The human right to water is governed by numerous Acts of Parliament which include the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe, the Water Act (Chapter 20:24), the ZINWA Act ( Chapter 20:25), Urban Councils Act (Chapter 29:15), Rural District Councils Act ( Chapter 29:13), Public Health Act ( Chapter 15:09), Administrative Justice Act ( Chapter 10:28); 2013 National Water Policy, Government Notice 164 of 1913.

Source: Community Water Alliance

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