Illegal sand mining threatens farmersí livelihood

FRANCISTOWN: Illegal sand mining is threatening farming along Shashe River, with some farmers fearing their businesses will collapse if the activities continue. These farmers depend on the river to water their gardens.

Members of the Tshukudu Farmers Association raised this concern to the Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Kitso Mokaila during the Water Pitso held in Francistown recently.

They said that excessive sand mining resulted in soil erosion that led to shortage of water as the river is no longer able to hold water for a long time.

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