Water used as weapon against workers

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Disconnecting water supply to health workers is a barbaric act, so says the Secretary General of the Botswana Land Boards, Local Authorities and Health Workers’ Union (BLLAHWU).

He was responding to allegations that Selebi-Phikwe Town Council ordered Water Utilities Corporation to disconnect water from council houses last Friday in a bid to forcibly remove health workers residing there. The health workers are scheduled to move to Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC) houses, which council has offloaded to the Ministry of Health. The disconnection forced some health workers to be late for work this week.

The affected workers spent all of Monday between the District office and council offices in search of a the solution.

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