�Chewed but not swallowed�

No Image

The Water Utilities Corporation’s (WUC) latest financials, for the year to March 2014, indicate an organisation trapped in the classic anecdote concerning biblical Jonah and the whale.

As told traditionally, a forgetful pastor tells his congregation that Jonah swallowed a whale, to which a watchful congregant points out that, actually, the whale swallowed Jonah.   The pastor, in turn, mumbles that all he remembers is that ‘something swallowed something else’.

In 2009, the corporation began an ambitious Water Sector Reforms Programme (WSRP) under which it would take over the supply of water to all urban centres and villages. The programme was informed by a study suggesting that Botswana needed to rationalise its water sector and ensure uniform service levels for all.

Editor's Comment
Women unite for progress

It underscores the indispensable role women play in our society, particularly in building strong households and nurturing families. The recognition of women as the bedrock of our communities is not just a sentiment; it's a call to action for all women to stand together and support each other in their endeavours.The society's aim to instil essential principles and knowledge for national development is crucial. By providing a platform for...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up