Local News/28 May 2020, 15:46pm / Lebona Lekoena
Moqhaka Mayor Lucky Phooko and local ward Councilors officially launched water and sewerage project: image Supplied
Kroonstaad: The water shortages in the Free State has triggered a bold decision by the leadership of Moqhaka Local Municipality to implement a multimillion Rand to fight the growing water problems.
Moqhaka is part of various municipalities in the Free State, which has also been suffering immensely on water shortage over the years, with usage of tankers to supply other towns.
Although lack of rain falls can be the reason but it was reported that the ailing infrastructure was the cause.
This then forced Mayor of Moqhaka, to implement immediate measures that will help curbing water scarcity within his municipality.
The Mayor Lucky Phooko launched R9.8million sewer and water treatment project as part of reducing water shortage problems.
Speaking to The Insider Phooko said the R9.8 million water and sewerage project will benefit Maokeng residents.
“Both the projects will benefit more than 260 residential sites in Maokeng and they will create more than 100 general labour job opportunities and 6 subcontracting opportunities for local SMMEs,” he said.
Moqhaka had in the past experienced projects that were left undone, Phooko said this will be finished soon.
“These projects are expected to be completed in November this year. They form part of Mayoral infrastructure Development Programmes aimed for improving the conditions of infrastructure in Moqhaka Municipality,” he added.
Phooko revealed the long overdue power connections to the community of the impoverished Steynsrus.
“Since the winter season has began we also launched electrification of 600 households in Winnie Mandela view in Matlwangtlwang Stenysrus” said Phooko