Ftown graveyards sit on underground water

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Assistant minister of Local Government and Rural Development Botlogile Tshireletso has implored Members of Parliament, Councillors, Village Development committee and other village structures to work together to identify suitable graveyard sites.

Responding to a question from Francistown West legislator Ignatius Moswaane in Parliament yesterday, Tshireletso noted that a problem of water-locked graveyards is a national concern.  Moswaane wanted to know if the assistant minister was aware that the proposed cemeteries at Block One, Block Six, and Gerald Estates in Francistown had a lot of underground water that usually fills up graves immediately after they have been dug.

“It is not only Francistown cemeteries that are experiencing the problem of underground water and underlying hard rock layer. One of the cemeteries in Gaborone has a problem of under ground water. I will talk to my officers to always make a survey before allocating plots for cemeteries because it is not proper for the body of our leaders to be on the grave that has underground water,” Tshireletso said.

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