R200 million to fix Mpumalanga sewer spillages

R200 million to fix Mpumalanga sewer spillages
BOILING COULDRON: Mpumalanga premier Refilwe Mtshweni says millions will be spent in addressing sewer challenges in the province. PICTURE BY DFA.

“Interventions” were made to help badly run municipalities do better.

The Mpumalanga government has set aside an amount of R214 million to fix sewer spillages, Premier Refilwe Mtshweni has said.

Her government is currently attending to “infrastructural challenges” in eMbalenhle, Leandra, Ermelo and Standerton, she said.

Mtshweni delivered her State of the Province Address at the legislature Friday 22 February 2019.

“We have intervened in identified municipalities to alleviate the suffering of our people caused by sewer spillages,” she said.

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She said despite municipalities being faced with issues of “aged infrastructure” that results to raw sewer flowing all over town and township streets but as government they had been able to raise the number of homes with waterborne sanitation by 25% between 2011 and 2017.

Sasol was also assisting government “to arrest the issue of sewer spillages” in the Secunda area, the Premier said.

Read the full address HERE.

(edited by MLM)

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