R88.81 million in emergency funding allocated to the Western Cape to reduce impact of load shedding.

R88.81 million in emergency funding has been allocated to the Western Cape to reduce the impact of load shedding.

According to Premier Alan Winde, the funding is needed to reduce the consequences of load shedding on the economy and other aspects was discussed as a key priority for the provincial Government for the year ahead.

Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, authorized the money to be allocated to the Department of Local Government for purchasing of backup generators for the treatment and supply of water services.

She said the devastating impact of load shedding on basic service delivery across many municipalities in the province.

“This funding will also help mitigate against the real risk of spillage of raw sewerage into watercourses and interruptions of potable water supply, both of which have potential adverse health implications for citizens. We face an emergency that requires an urgent response and emergency funding to protect our residents”, said Wenger.

Done by Esona Mfazwe


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