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But we don't want to be incorporated into Limpopo

By unknown | Jun 08, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alfred Moselakgomo

Alfred Moselakgomo

Unlike Khutsong residents, the people of Moutse seem to want service delivery from Limpopo, but not incorporation into the province.

The area's residents believe that Limpopo's R60million budget for the water pipeline, which is to be laid from Loskop Dam to Moutse, will go a long way providing a good water supply in the area.

This is contrary to their continued violent opposition to their incorporation into Limpopo from Mpumalanga because they claim Limpopo is notorious for poor service delivery.

The Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality (GSDM) which falls under Limpopo said the pipeline would solve the water shortage problem in Moutse.

The pipe will run from Loskop Dam to Malebitsa in Moutse West. The municipality said it was going to spend more than R400million on the entire GSDM which includes Moutse.

Moutse is one of many areas in the country where water is in short supply. The residents in the area said they depend on rain water, and are forced to buy water during dry seasons.

"The Sekhukhune municipality have promised us service delivery since 1994, but it seems it is not committed to delivery," said Fanini Kgarabye, a community member.

Kgarabye said there were about four water tanks in Moutse, but they were always empty.

"Nkangala Water Board used to supply us with water, but not any more. We are forced to buy water for R12 a drum."

Kgarabye said though the residents were opposed to the incorporation into Limpopo, they had no choice but to accept the promised budget for water from the Limpopo government.

But Christina Maepa, also a Moutse resident, said she would only believe the Limpopo province's promise when it "is implemented".

Dickson Masemola, the executive mayor of the Sekhukhune district, said his municipality was going to work with the private sector to ensure that the water supply project is finalised.

"We have approached Lepelle Northern Water supply to assist us with the bulk water supply that will cover large parts of the Sekhukhune district," said Masemola.

"The study has been made and we are waiting for the finalisation of the environmental impact study, analysis of constructing a pipeline and water treatment work at the confluence."


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