One house, one tank

This week, some areas in the southern part of the country received the much-awaited showers for the first time in a very long time. The showers came following weeks of a heat wave that has become part of our lives. The rainfall amount was estimated at just over eight millimetres for many areas, which have been hard hit by drought.

What is disturbing however, is that despite the recorded low rainfall amount, our roads were flooded to a point that a first time visitor would confuse us for a water-logged countries in Asia, Europe and other parts of the world that receive good rains throughout the year.

The much-needed water flowed away to unknown destinations and we may never see it again, since we do not know when the next showers will embrace us. Instead of focusing on multi-billion projects such as the Lesotho pipeline, we should also intensify our efforts of harvesting rainwater at home. It starts with educating our people about the importance of rainwater harvesting and every family keeping a collection tank.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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