25 August 2014
The Congress of South African Trade Union
in Limpop has welcomed interventions in the water crisis in Giyani.
Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula
Mokonyane made a decision to take away the water provision powers from Mopani
District Municipality in Limpopo with immediate effect.
Cosatu Provincial Secretary Gerald Mkhomazi
Twala said it is unacceptable that 20 years into democracy our people are still
crying for water.
Twala added that it is in good news that
the minister has instructed the Lepelle Northern Water Board to assume the
responsibility of supplying water in the Giyani area.
“It has always been our plague that it
cannot be that our communities are still crying for water in 20 years of our
In the same breath, we also welcome the
announcement that the minister allocated R62 million to revitalize water
sources, including maintaining boreholes and water pipe lines at more than 50
villages in the area before the end of September 2014.” Twala said.
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