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.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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