Thirst in the midst of abundance

Pouring out: Ntimbale Dam is 95% full. PIC: GOOGLE EARTH
Pouring out: Ntimbale Dam is 95% full. PIC: GOOGLE EARTH

MASUNGA: North East District (NED) councillors are bemoaning a shortage of water in their area despite having a dam, which is currently 95 percent full, the highest level for the country’s national dams.

Ntimbale Dam, one of the most successful in Botswana, often has plenty of water. Surprisingly, however, villagers within its vicinity complain about shortages of water.

The villagers’ cries for water finally broke through to local leaders, when councillors raised the emotive issue during this week’s full council meeting.

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