New head appointed to allow flow of water

Selby Makgotho

A troubled Limpopo water supplier has appointed a new chief executive.

Renowned strategist, Faucet Ngoatje, has been appointed chief executive of Lepelle Northern Water (LNW), following the death of his predecessor, Timothy Lehong, who died in February last year.

The appointment comes a week after the suspension of six officials after an audit report which uncovered corruption in the parastatal that is responsible for bulk-water projects in Limpopo.

Two of the officials have since resigned from their positions - the chief financial officer and technical services manager.

Welcoming Ngoatje to the board, LNW's chairman, Motalane Monakedi, appealed to staff members to give Ngoatje their unwavering support and so ensure the transformation of the organisation into one of the best in the province.

Prior to joining LNW, Ngoatje worked in the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry in Pretoria, as director for international relations and later as chief director for strategic coordination.