SDM acknowledges Moutse residents’ concerns over service delivery

MOUTSE – Following Tuesday’s violent protests in Moutse over service delivery issues, Sekhukhune District Municipality (SDM) said it acknowledged matters the community raised over water shortages in the area, among other matters.

The district municipality said as a water authority it had a contract with Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality to provide communities of Moutse with portable water.

Moloko Moloto, SDM Communications Manager, said due to persistent drought conditions that negatively affected water levels at Mkhombo Dam in Mpumalanga, where Dr JS Moroka Municipality sourced water from, last year water supply to Moutse communities was therefore interrupted.

Moloto said in an endevour to lesson that problem, SDM council then resolved that money amounting to R12 million be allocated to provide communities with water tankers.

“We continue to provide this service while awaiting completion of Moutse Bulk Water project, which we are confident, will ultimately alleviate water shortages in the area.

SDM Executive Mayor, Stanley Ramaila, appealed for calm in Moutse as the local municipality awaits report by from the Department of Water and Sanitation on the Moutse Bulk Water project.

“Through our inter-governmental relations structures, along with our stakeholders, including Department of Water and Sanitation, provincial Department of Health and other affected sectoral partners, we will seek long lasting solutions,” said Ramaila.

Ramaila said while they acknowledged the genuine concerns raised by the community, however, they appealed to protesters not to infringe on human rights of other citizens by blocking roads and preventing learners from going to school.  

Thapelo Motseo

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