COVID-19 crisis: A silver lining for Molepolole’s prolonged water woes

Nicholas Mokwena-BG reporter
Monday, 13 April 2020
COVID-19 crisis: A silver lining for Molepolole’s prolonged water woes

Residents of Molepolole who have been reeling under a prolonged water shortage crisis breathed a sigh of relief this past weekend when a local company, Advanced Global Limited, came to their rescue by commissioning four (4) boreholes in the village. Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) blames the water crisis in the densely populated village to polluted boreholes and leakages caused by the old water pipelines and other infrastructure. 

 

Advanced Global Limited Director, Teezzarh Seduke, said this is part of their contribution to heed the call by President Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi for individuals and companies to assist in the fight against COVID-19. He said given the history of the water situation in Molepolole, his company decided to come to the aid of the critical need of water for the residents.

 

Speaking at the handing over of one of the boreholes in Molepolole, Seduke said, “we are in a desperate time that requires the private sector to pull ranks with Government and assist the nation in any way possible. “This fight against the virus requires access to water for people to frequently wash hands and hydrate. We hope our pledge can go a long way to save lives”. The much-needed water pledge was received by Private Secretary Ame Makoba on behalf of the Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Kabo Morwaeng who is also Member of Parliament for Molepolole South. 

 

“The Minister wishes to thank Seduke and others that continue to heed our call, at a time that our nation is in great need. Minister Morwaeng assures Bakwena that he shall continue to seek ways in which Molepolole and the nation at large, is assisted in the fight against COVID-19,” noted Makoba. WUC Acting Chief Executive Officer Gaselemogwe Senai revealed that the water is safe to drink. He said the corporation has satisfied itself that the water is safe after running several tests. He promised that WUC will continue to explore ways to ensure that Molepolole and other affected areas get water. He said in this fight against the coronavirus, water is among one of the first line of defence as people wash their hands as a preventative and precautionary measure.

 

 

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