Protest erupts in Dinokana over three months water shortage


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The MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima Galaletsang Gaolaolwe has restored calm in the residents of Ntsweletsoku and Dinokana which are few kilometers outside Welbedachgt township after they went on a rampage demanding clean drinking water. The residents accused Ramotshere Moilwa local municipality of failing to deliver services and maintenance of boreholes.

The residents embarked on a two day protest to voice out their dissatisfaction with water tankering services, indicating that the arrangement which was initially supposed to be a short term intervention, has not been beneficial for over three months.� They complained that they have not been experiencing water shortages for a very long time, until recently.

MEC Gaolaolwe called on all residents to abide by the law and make use of legitimate channels to address any grievances and to allow officials from the district municipality to attend to the malfunctioning boreholes.“I agree that one of the problems that led to this protest is non-communication or lack of feedback by our councillors”, she said when addressing residents of Ntsweletsoku, recently.

She requested them to remain calm and allow stability to prevail whilst their issues were being attended to.

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