GOVERNMENT Friday ordered the Harare City Council and other local authorities to abandon all the tenders they had been using to procure water treatment chemicals. In place of the tenders, Local Government Minister July Moyo said, municipalities should rope in Chemplex Corporation in order to reduce the use of scarce foreign currency. Speaking during a recent tour of Morton Jaffray Water Works he had with Harare City Council officials, Moyo said the country’s most densely populated local authority was too big to be sourcing for all its nine chemicals through middlemen. “There is a lot of inflating of tenders which could be cartels and you as engineers could end up being caught up in the scandals but I think at some point we should cancel some of these tenders,” said the Minister. Moyo said government has resolved to use Chemplex Corporation for importation of chemicals needed for water treatment. Government has also ordered the City of Harare, Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) and all the other councils to start using the company. “Government has come up with an institution called Chemplex, which is supposed to have import substitution,” said Moyo. “Harare uses nine chem...