MPHELENG – In an offensive leveled against lack of access to drinking water among residents of Ntswelemotse section in Mpheleng village, Dennilton outside Groblersdal, Sekhukhune District Municipality Council Chief Whip, Tseke Lepota, handed over a borehole construction project in the area.
The Chief Whip’s move to donate the borehole came as part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “Thuma Mina” campaign aimed at encouraging individuals to take initiatives that will help better lives of others.
Lizzie Moima, ward 04 councillor, applauded Chief Whip Lepota’s initiative to ensure Ntswelemotse section residents’ plight of lack of access to drinking water was addressed.
Moima said the Chief Whip handed over several boreholes previously and that they were happy to see that the water provisioning aids were being increased for people to have enough water as the area vastly expanded in population.
“This donation will help people in the area a lot because they are struggling in terms of access to water. We are excited the Chief Whip saw it valuable to add to the number of existing boreholes for people to share enough of the facilities,” said Moima.
She said work on the erection of the borehole will commence in a few days to come as members of the tribal office advised on its location.
“The tribal authority has advised on the suitable location for the borehole and it will be erected at a place where many people will reach at ease. We are hoping that there will not be many technical challenges in its erection so that people will soon have access to water,” said Moima.
Ntswelemotse residents praised the Chief Whip for giving them another borehole in the area- a move they said will help reduce queuing time at the already erected ones.
Lepota said the problem of lack of access to water was taken seriously and that the effort to donate the sixth borehole in the area would help intervene in the challenge residents faced.