Unrecognised Settlements Not Considered for Water Provision

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has not considered acquiring boreholes to provide water to livestock and residents of some settlements in Shashe West constituency.

Assistant Ministe Botlogile Tshireletso said this when answering a question in Parliament on December 1. She explained that settlements such as Dzidzipa, Mapatse, Shorojenae, Maotakgang and Lekoba had not been considered for water provision because they were unrecognised settlements.

“It is not prudent to give residents of these settlements, or any other settlement, government programmes such as livestock through the Livestock Management and Infrastructure Development (LIMID) and Poverty Eradication when they do not have access to water,” she said.

However, she said livestock had only been provided to residents of Lekoba because arrangements had been made with some farmers who own farms in the surrounding areas to allow affected residents to water their livestock from those farms.

Member of Parliament for Shashe West, Mr Fidelis Molao had asked if the ministry had considered acquiring boreholes to provide water to livestock and residents of the five settlements, and whether it was prudent to give residents of those settlements livestock through LIMID and Poverty Eradication programmes when they do not have access to water.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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