Relief for Botlokwa as CDM unveils water projects

LACK of water and sporadic supply will soon be a thing of the past for the residents of ward 2, 3 and 4 in Botlokwa Ramokgopa, Molemole East.

This comes after CDM introduced contractors and water project steering committees (PSCs) to the community. The projects, which are set to begin this week, will benefit households at Sephala, Mokopu, Makwetja and Nthabiseng villages. The projects are anticipated to be completed between August and November 2018.

Speaking during the handover of project sites on Monday, infrastructure MMC Cllr Monica Mohale stated that CDM expects quality workmanship and value for money on all projects. She emphasised that contractors who do not perform according to specifications, timeframes and budget will be penalised.

“When we say a project is complete, contractor must see to it that there is water flowing from the taps and both the ward councillor and the contractor must sign it off to confirm that indeed the project is functional before final payment can be effected”, she said.

These projects are a milestone we are doing to ensure that we increase access to water and improve the lives of our people, she explained.

Ms Tumelo Tsoeleng of CDM gave marching orders for the project steering committee and said they must ensure that they work in glove with the contractor and report to the traditional authority on a regular basis.

Tsoeleng said once a site has been established, project steering committee must be leave the technical aspects of the project to the contractor, the engineers and CDM’s technicians and rather focus their energies on ensuring that the project benefits the local community in terms of labour and impact.

All projects will cost R48m in total.

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