Civic leaders challenge WUC to consult stakeholders

PALAPYE: Councillors in Palapye have challenged Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) to consult them during all stages of project implementation in the village.

Speaking during WUC leadership stakeholders meeting in Palapye last week, the civic leaders complained that some projects in the area have failed and some were completed late because of lack of consultation.

Oteng Mapharanyane, an employee of WUC told the meeting that the corporation had embarked on multiple projects nationwide. He said Palapye is one of the areas included in the major villages water supply distribution network rehabilitation as a long-term solution to improve the supply situation. He said the project entails the rehabilitation and upgrading of the existing water supply networks to improve capacity and efficiency. The tender has been awarded to Bergstan contractors. China Jiangsu International will do the majority of the work while 30 percent has been reserved for the citizen contractor Warthog Civil Engineering. 

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