DENNILTON – A meeting held recently at Philadelphia Hospital in Dennilton outside Groblersdal provided positive spin-offs when the dispute which led to the temporary water supply cut-off at the hospital during the beginning of this month was amicably resolved between involved parties.
Water supply at the hospital was restored following the engagements that aimed to resolve water challenges affecting Philadelphia Hospital in Moutse area.
According to insiders the recent meeting followed a misunderstanding which emanated from the all important Moutse Drought Relief Project meeting held on June 4 during which some of the members of the public were aggrieved.
It is alleged that at the heart of the matter, was that some members of the public wanted to partake in the Project Steering Committee without invitations.
Stanley Ramaila, Sekhukhune District Municipality Executive Mayor, said they were pleased that they had found each other with the leadership of the hospital board, the hospital CEO and members of the structures that were unhappy.
Ramaila said among others they resolved that meetings of the Project Steering Committee would be attended by its members only and that interruptions to the hospital’s water supply would be halted henceforth.
“That community issues and projects will not be mixed with hospital livelihood and that communications lines will be opened and all legal issues regarding the Memorandum of Understanding between the owners of plots that supply water to Philadelphia Hospital and Sekhukhune District should be fast-traced,” elaborated Ramaila.
The meeting was attended by the hospital’s CEO, members of the hospital’s board and a high level delegation from Sekhukhune District Municipality.