Botswana water is bad�BOBS

FRANCISTOWN: Batswana are drinking unhealthy water, a surveillance by the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) on drinking water standards has revealed.

This BOBS report confirms a finding about three years ago by the US Embassy here which also found water in Botswana to be unsafe for drinking.

The US Embassy finding kicked up a diplomatic storm with the Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Kitso Mokaila declaring that “Botswana water is one of a few in developing countries that you could drink directly from the tap without fear of contracting waterborne diseases,” The US Embassy were unmoved by the government rebuttal.

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