MASEVEN – Sekhukhune District Municipality Executive Mayor, Stan Ramaila, has pleaded with Maseven villagers in Fetakgomo-Tubatse Local Municipality to guard the recently handed over water project in the area against vandalism.
The Executive Mayor further advised the villagers to use water sparingly in order to minimize the district municipality’s costs in water supply to villages.
Ramaila said the handover of the project to the village was the beginning and as the district municipality they were glad that people would have access to drinking water.
“The project will serve as a relief measure while we still await full supply from De Hoop Dam project,” added Ramaila.
Ramaila added the district municipality had set aside an amount of R14 million towards the establishment of a water plant which would provide drinking water for the entire village.
“Our aim is to install taps in the village so that all households will have access to drinking water on their doorstep,” further said Ramaila.
The project’s handover was part of the call by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “Thuma Mina” campaign, a global action call in recognition of individual power to make an imprint that will help change communities for the better.
“One of the people’s basic needs was water. That is the reason the district municipality responded through implementation of the water project,” said Ramaila.
The Executive Mayor said the village was provided water through inadequate tankers, a situation which resulted in other villagers going without water.