Capricorn District Municipality sets aside R420 million to be spend in Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality. This was said by the Executive Mayor Cllr John Mpe during the State of the District Address held at Ditlou Sport Ground, GA-Seakamela in Bloubrg Municipality.
The R420 million set aside by the district municipality will be spend ion the implementation of regional water schemes anticipated to be completed by the next financial year. The project will benefit residents in Lebowakgomo, Groethoek, Mphahlele and other areas.
Groothoek in Zone B, Lebowakgomo will benefit 16,858 households and Groothoek-Gedroogte to benefit 918 households. The Mphahlele, Bolatjane, Phalakwane, Makurung and Dithabaneng regional water scheme will benefit 4 070 households. The district municipality will also roll out free basic water for indigent households living below poverty line in the townships.
“People should not be excluded from accessing basic services because of their socio-economic status”, said the Executive Mayor. In Lebowakgomo there are 419 households that are given 6 kilolitres of water per month for free who are part of the indigent register.
Lepelle-Nkumpi also benefited from rural sanitation projects with 150 units at Mashite (Ward 25), 72 Units at Hlakano (Ward 5), 59 Units at Mogotlane (Ward 8) and 42 units at Madisha Ditoro (Ward 7). “The following villages are also going to benefit; Tswaing (Ward 25), Bodutlolo (Ward 26), Tooseng (Ward 30), Dithabaneng (Ward 21), Maijane (Ward 24), Malekapane and Sedumothole (Ward 22 & 23), Makgophong (Ward 1 & 20), and Turfpan”, stressed the Executive Mayor.