Govt prioritises on potable water

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PALAPYE: Government has prioritised the provision of potable water to citizens as evidenced by major projects undertaken during NDP 10, a cabinet minister has said.

Kitso Mokaila, the Minister for Minerals Energy and Water Resources said during the plan period, dams and treatment plants were built in Dikgatlhong and Thune while the construction of the second North-South Carrier Water scheme that has cost government P1.5 billion has started. He said investment per capita by Botswana in water supply is greater than most countries in the world.

He said progress has been made despite the fact that the population of Botswana, particularly in the areas along the railway and southern part of the country continue to outpace the limited water resources.

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