Masama wellfields currently a white elephant

Masama wellfields are currentlysitting idle, not pumping any drop of water
Masama wellfields are currentlysitting idle, not pumping any drop of water

Member of Parliament and chairperson of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Ignatius Moswaane, may have misled the August House and the nation when he announced Masama wellfields were currently pumping water into the North-South Water Carrier pipeline.

Moswaane claimed that there was no need for the construction of another pipeline from the same wellfields to Mmamashia, while water from the same sources was being pumped into the North-South pipeline already. It emerged that the Masama wellfields, which are capable of pumping over 90 million litres a day for the water-stressed greater Gaborone area, were currently sitting idle not pumping any drop of water being fed by Dikgatlhong and Ntimbale Dams.

Speaking on Radio Botswana’s morning show early this week, Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) acting CEO, Gasennelwe Senai, bemoaned that the Masama wellfields resources could be used to pump water for use for greater Gaborone villages of Thamaga, Moshupa, Kanye, Molepolole and surrounding villages all of which have now been connected to the North-South Water carrier, resulting in these new connections competing for the same water with Gaborone, for the first time in history.

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