Botswana water woes worry UN expert

Mmopane residents buying water from William Kobe PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Mmopane residents buying water from William Kobe PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The United Nations water expert, Leo Heller, worries about the Botswana water situation, and the fact that the country has been going through one of the worst droughts in history.

Heller, the UN Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, had been on a fact-finding mission to Botswana from November 9-17, 2015 with the aim to assess the situation of the human rights to water and sanitation in the country.

Heller who met government representatives, traditional leaders, communities, civil society and international organisations in Gaborone, Kasane, Maun, Shaikarawe, Ghanzi, Xade and New Xade before his report, says in Botswana available water resources are getting lower over time.

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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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