Only one dam in the north feeding greater Gabz

Bokaa Dam
Bokaa Dam

Just one dam in the north, the Letsibogo Dam, is feeding the Greater Gaborone area. Dikgathong Dam, the biggest in the country with a capacity of 400mcm is not pumping at all despite standing at 87% level, the Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) report indicate.

Letsibogo contributes 36% of Greater Gaborone water needs, according to the latest WUC report issued on Friday.

In addition, Letsibogo dam, with a capacity of 100mcm is at 70.7%, contributes to the 100% needs of Selebi-Phikwe area, BCL mine, Mmadinare, Mahalapye and Palapye.

Another big Dam, Thune, with a capacity of 90mcm is also not pumping. Its water levels stand at 37.6% according to WUC report


Gaborone Dam, which has since been declared as failed, was once supplying 56% of the Greater Gaborone’s water needs, while South African dam, Molatedi, now at 4.9% traditionally supplies the greater Gaborone’s 16% of its water needs at full allocation, or 8% at half allocation.

Thanks to the recent rains Bokaa dam, responsible for the Greater Gaborone’s 25% water supply, is pumping again after filling up to 48% after recent outpours.

Editor's Comment
What about employees in private sector?

How can this be achieved when there already is little care about the working conditions of those within the private sector employ?For a long time, private sector employees have been neglected by their employers, not because they cannot do better to care for them, but because they take advantage of government's laxity when it comes to protecting and advocating for public sector employees, giving the cue to employers within the private sector...

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