Morupisi confirms Presidential Directive for Masama 100km project

Morupisi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Morupisi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Permanent Secretary to the President and also Secretary to Cabinet Carter Morupisi has confirmed that a Presidential Directive exists seeking parliamentary approval to include the 100km Masama Mmamashia water project  in the National Development Plan 11 to assist on an emergency basis the delivery of water to the greater Gaborone area and the southern part of the country which include Molepolole, Thamaga, Moshupa, Kanye Goodhope and the rest of Borolong area.

In an interview with Mmegi at his office the PSP however said taking the project to parliament for inclusion in the NDP11  and for approval of its expenditure was a normal planning process required when the executive proposes variation to an approved plan, adding that there were several other emergency projects like it which were similarly submitted to pass through parliament .

However the PSP says while parliament has rejected the inclusion of the Masama 100km project in the NDP11 and its funding, it has to be understood that  providing water to the affected areas still remains a priority for government.

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