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Limpopo Premier set to address water and sanitation crisis at Tshilapfene

By: Maano Nekhavhambe

Limpopo Provincial Government under the leadership of Honourable Premier Stanley Chupu Mathabatha in partnership with the national Department of Water and Sanitation saw it befitting to make a commitment and address a challenge of water and sanitation at Tshilapfene, Tshidzivhe, Gondeni and Radali villages, Vhembe District Municipality.

This follows the residents’ call for adequate water and sanitations at these affected areas following a lengthy predicament which saw villagers going to the bushes in order to respond to nature calls.

Addressing the crowd at the recent EXCO/IMBIZO outrage held at Tshilapfene Sports Ground last Friday, Mathabatha emphasised that all residents in the Limpopo Province deserves to have a good and healthy life with clean water, adequate sanitation and electricity in order to reduce their illnesses and deaths from diseases and instead their lives must lead to improved health, poverty reduction and most significantly socio-economic development.

The Department of Water and Sanitation has already set aside an amount of R343million to build more dams and toilets to ensure sufficient service delivery in the Vhembe District.

Vhembe District Executive Mayor Florence Cllr Radzilani has requested the traditional leaders around the district to submit a list of villages in need of water and proper sanitation to her attention so that the building project can commence without any waste of time.

“We will do our best to satisfy everyone concerning water projects including sanitations. Contracts to build dams and more toilets were handed to local contractors already.” Radzilani said

The provincial government’s goal is to ensure that all residents must be able to respond to nature calls inside their own yards/and or houses without experiencing the challenge of heading to the bushes which is a danger to their healthy living and safety.