DA wants debate on E Cape water crisis
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Thursday 15th August, 2013 on Citizen
The annual ritual of bemoaning the state of this nation’s municipal finances just got worse. The DA wants the Eastern Cape legislature to hold an urgent debate about unreliable water supply in Grahamstown, the party said on Thursday. The town suffers from systemic infrastructure failure due to the lack of maintenance of the archaic pipeline network.
The health hazard caused by this situation is unacceptable,” DA MPL Dacre Haddon said in a statement. Rhodes University said on Wednesday that 42 of its residences had been without water for nine days due to the Makana municipality’s unsuccessful attempts to repair a water pump.
Haddon said he had submitted questions to local government MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane about the town’s water crisis. He said the municipality was withholding the basic human rights of access to water and a healthy environment from Grahamstown residents.
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