Water regulatory body in the offing

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Mokaila

The establishment of a water regulatory body seems plausible as the just presented draft National Water Policy (NWP) highly prioritises role clarity within the water sector.

Repeated calls for the body’s existence have been echoed with the Gaborone-Bonnigton South MP Ndaba Gaolathe at the forefront of this reform. His motion on the matter was this week passed by Parliament.

On the other hand, government made promises for the setting up of the regulatory body almost six years ago.  Once in place, the body, as contained in the draft policy, will be tasked with economic regulation of the sector. 

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