Indaba to address Mpuma's water problems

Monday, October 5, 2009
By: 
Gabi Khumalo

Nelspruit - The Mpumalanga Water Indaba is expected to tackle the immediate and long term water problems affecting the province.

Mpumalanga is faced with vast water related challenges, including the illegal abstraction or the theft of water, pollution and issues of a lack of access by certain communities.

On Tuesday, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Buyelwa Sonjica, will address the two-day indaba, which will culminate in a detailed action plan that will speed up the process of service delivery in the province.

Themed, "Working together for water security and poverty alleviation," the purpose of the indaba is to get a comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing water supply and water management in the country.

The department is conducting water indabas countrywide in order to come up with an integrated approach towards service delivery.

The department has already conducted indabas in Limpopo, North West and Eastern Cape.

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