Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs BEE Molewa and Premier DD Mabuza Public Participation Programme in Bushbuckridge
06 June 2011
Minister Edna Molewa and Premier David Mabuza will be
engaging the community to discuss water related issues on Sunday, 12 June 2011
at Shatale Sports Field in Bushbuckridge Local Municipality.
The Minister and the Premier will report on progress made in addressing the water provision problems. As part of the programme for the day, Minister Molewa and Premier Mabuza will handover two packaged plants in Loueiville in Nkomazi Local Municipality and also do the sod turning for the second phase of the Acornhoek Bulk pipeline in Shatale in the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality. The community engagement will take place at the Shatale Sports Ground in Shatale, Bushbuckridge Local Municipality
The package plants will benefit about 6000 households in the Louieville area under the Lomshiyo Traditional Authority. The community depended on an irrigation canal as their water supply for drinking and domestic use and this contributed to the outbreak of water borne diseases like cholera. The package plants will ensure that the community has access to clean and healthy water.
The Acornhoek bulk pipeline is aimed at addressing the
water challenge in the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality. The pipeline will
supply domestic water to the community of Bushbuckridge from the Inyaka Dam. The
pipeline will ensure that about 95 villages in the Bushbuckridge Local
Municipality have access to clean water.
Details of the Public Participation Programme:
- Date: 12 June 2011
- Time: 11:00
- Venue: Shatale Sports Ground,
Shatale, Bushbuckridge Local Municipality
Tel: 013 759 7435
Cell: 082 600 5666
Issued by Communication Services, Department of Water Affairs