Minister Nomvula Mokonyane arrives in Grahamstown to assess water provisioning

MARCH 13, 2015

The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane has arrived at Grahamstown City Hall for the Water and Sanitation Indaba where she is expected to interact with local stakeholders, including the Makana Local Municipality, to get an overview of water and sanitation provisioning in the area.

According to her department, after bringing together stakeholders from across Makana, the Indaba will:

  • take stock of current water and sanitation challenges, 
  • take stock of current interventions, and
  • identify short, medium and long term water and sanitation intervention and approach to implementation.

The Makana Local Municipality is among municipalities that have been facing dire water and sanitation shortages over the past number of years.

Minister Mokonyane's visit to Grahamstown follows a similar visit to the Amathole region on Thursday as part of her Department’s Water Month celebrations. The department is also preparing to celebrate its National Water Week (NWW) 2015 from 16 - 22 March under the theme “Water has no substitute”.

The Minister, who is accompanied by her Deputy, Pam Tshwete, is also inspecting provincial Bulk Infrastructure Projects as well as the Bucket eradication programme in the province.

During the NWW, Minister Mokonyane and Deputy Minister Tshwete are expected to launch various water projects all over the country.

Image: Department of Water and Sanitation via Facebook.