Morwamosu Residents Decry Poor Service Delivery

| January 20, 2015

Residents of Morwamosu in the Jwaneng-Mabutsane constituency have criticised Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) for poor service delivery.

Stating their woes during a kgotla meeting addressed by the area MP recently, residents said they had been experiencing water shortage since provision of portable water was handed to WUC by the Department of Water Affairs.

They also decried the exorbitant water bills, which they said continued to impoverish them. Residents further said water shortage was a hindrance to the success of poverty eradication programmes especially small stock and backyard gardens.

The Village Development Committee (VDC) chairperson, Mr Russian Gakeolope noted that they had been without a pump attendant for about a year and they could go up to four days without water. He said the WUC had also long promised that new meters will be installed but that has not happened

Another resident, Mr James Khumanego noted that even though the poverty eradication programme had good intentions, water shortage had a negative impact on the success of such projects.

He said some residents were given small stock under this programme but were failing due to shortage of water. He said the WUC should consider providing water for such projects just for a while because the beneficiaries did not have the funds to pay for water from boreholes.

One of the residents, Mr Modisenyane Phori underscored the need for WUC, Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and land board to work together in delivering services to the people.

He said WUC and BPC should keep up with the land allocation pace because people were allocated plots where such services were not available. This arrangement, he noted, will motivate people to develop their plots and reduce plot repossession rate.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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