Mzwinila Addresses Water Shortages

Gaborone-Lobatse water pipe construction PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Gaborone-Lobatse water pipe construction PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Shortage of water may soon become a thing of the past in the country. Villages such as Molepolole, Kanye, Tlokweng amongst others are currently experiencing severe water shortages, which the government has embarked on an action plan to address through massive water supply projects.

Staff Writer Tsaone Basimanebotlhe reports The population of major towns and cities has increased over the years, stretching the water demand. Environmental challenges have led to high temperatures, which depleted water sources. The equipment that is used by Water Utilities Corporation is old and always under maintenance. The Minister of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Kefentse Mzwinila said the Masama Project is complete and the levels of water supply in 15 constituencies are going to improve.

He said those constituencies include the four Gaborone constituencies, two Kgatleng constituencies, two Molepolole constituencies, two Kanye constituencies, Thamaga, Moshupa/Manyana, Tlokweng, Mogoditshane and Goodhope/Mabule. “Masama Project has helped to improve the situation of water in Gaborone, which used to be bad.

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