Masama Bemoans Water Crisis

| June 17, 2015

Residents of Masama in Serowe North constituency have complained about shortage of water in their area.

Speaking during a kgotla meeting addressed by the area MP, Mr Kgotla Autlwetse, the residents said the problem had been going on for a couple of months.

One of the residents, Mr Moji Moaro said water pipes in their area were damaged because they were old and needed to be replaced. Mr Moaro said the problem is yet to be attended to though they had long reported the issue to Water Utilities Corporation (WUC).

He also called on Mr Autlwetse, who is also Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development, to talk to WUC to repair damaged pipes as water was a scarce commodity in the country.

He said damaged pipes which loses a lot of water may attract wild animals especially elephants, which had recently moved in the area and they may damage them even further.

Another resident, Mr Emmanuel Mothupi said since the dam in the area became dry, it was difficult to find alternative source of water.

He further asked for the construction of a borehole in the area so that the villagers may use it while waiting for the rainy season.

In his response, Mr Autlwetse told the villagers that they need to group themselves and send a representative to the office of the land board to ask for land where they could build a borehole.

Also, he encouraged them to approach Ministry of Agriculture to ask for an assistant.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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