By Staff Reporter
Giyani- The Mopani district municipality has been granted 84-million-rand drought relief fund from the department of water and sanitation to address challenges of lack of water.
The district municipality previously approached the national department for funding to put in place further water infrastructure.
The shortages of water in some parts of the district has been worsened after dam levels at ten of the major dams dropped significantly due to drought. The dam levels are currently between seven and 28 percent.
The district municipality spokesperson, Witness Tiva said they have already stopped abstracting water from the Modjadji and Thapane dams that are found in the Greater Letaba municipal area due to drought.
This dire situation has prompted the Mopani district municipality council to approve the imposing of water restrictions across the five local municipalities due to low dam levels.
A team of engineers and technicians has been deployed to the five local municipalities to make an assessment and ensure that the actual work of drilling boreholes start. Identified dysfunctional bore holes will also be equipped during the process.
Meanwhile, the executive mayor NKakareng Rakgoale is cordially inviting church organisations, community structures and members of the public to join her for the district’s prayer day to be held at the Giyani community hall on the 23rd of November 2018. The day will be used to pray for rain and a safer festive season.