WUC promises Greater Gabs overflow by June

Mmamashia Water Treatment Plant under construction by Khato Civils. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Mmamashia Water Treatment Plant under construction by Khato Civils. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

MMAMASHIA: The Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) has assured Greater Gaborone residents that water shortages will be the thing of the past by June, thanks to the P1.1 billion Mmamashia Water Treatment Expansion Project, set to be commissioned alongside the North-South Carrier II.

During a site visit with the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Lands and Water Affairs, Dr Kekgonne Baipoledi and the National Planning Commission (NPC) Commissioner Batho Molomo on Friday, WUC CEO Gaselemogwe Senai stated that the revamped plant will be a hub of excellence for water distribution in Greater Gaborone. He mentioned that the National Water Masterplan of 2006 outlined schedules to ensure water availability for 30 years starting from 2006, providing specific deadlines for the development of major capital projects.

These projects included the Mmamashia expansion and NSCII completion. However, several factors, such as procurement challenges, budget constraints, and project reprioritisation, have caused delays, impacting overall progress. He highlighted that Greater Gaborone is currently short by 15%, but after the plant's completion, 15% more water than needed will be distributed. Project Manager Moanamise Tawana provided details on the project, titled "Design, Supply, Installation, Construction, and Commissioning of Mmamashia Water Treatment Works," awarded to Khato Civils/South Zambezi/CMS/NTR Joint Venture for P1,150,556,766.26. While the original completion date was April 2024, Tawana mentioned they are 82% complete and expecting to finish ahead of the June commissioning.

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