20 June 2018


Dinokana residents protest over water shortages

by: Boitumelo Seleka   date:

Local Government and Human Settlements MEC, Galaletsang Fenny Gaolaolwe, has restored calm in the vilages of Ntsweletsoku and Dinokana, after residents went on a rampage demanding clean drinking water.

Residents accused the Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality of failing to deliver services and or maintaining boreholes. They then embarked on a two day protest to voice out their dissatisfaction with the water tankering services, indicating that the arrangement which was initially supposed to be a short term intervention, had not been beneficial for over three months.

Protesting residents said while they had not been experiencing water shortages for a long time, the problem has returned.

MEC Gaolaolwe called on residents to abide by the law and make use of legitimate channels to address any of their grievances. She also requested them to allow officials from Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality to attend to the broken boreholes. "I agree one of the problems that led to this protest is non-communication or lack of feedback by our councilors," she said during her address to residents of Ntsweletsoku.

She pleaded with residents of the two villages to remain calm and allow stability to prevail while their concerns are given the necessary attention.

Caption 1 - MEC Galaletsang Gaolaolwe addressing residents of Dinokana

Caption 2 - Residents show MEC Gaolaolwe water levels