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Water and sanitation under spotlight in NW

26 February 2019

Concerns regarding the lack of water and adequate sanitation in the North West will come under the spotlight when the provincial department of local government and human settlements meet with the municipality of Bojanala on Tuesday.
The meeting set to take place in Rustenburg is expected to address water challenges in the province and help the department come up with plans that will ensure sustainability. The province is amongst those that have in the past years been hard hit by drought. According to the latest audit results by the Department of Basic Education, the province is also amongst those that still have pit latrines and lack adequate sanitation at some of its schools.

Residents of Mokgola Village in Zeerust recently spoke out against the ongoing water crisis and lodged a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission in the province. They allege they have been without water since 2006.
Departmental spokesperson, Ben Bole, in a statement says the summit is primarily to discuss water and sanitation challenges in the province and to ensure that there is sustainability in the provision of water and sanitation in all areas in the province.

The summit is expected to be attended by all government departments and municipalities in the province. The second leg of the summit will be on Wednesday in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda district.

Source: OFM News

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