MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Urgent Solution Needed for Water Crisis in Ntambanana

29 January 2014  

  

The uThungulu District municipality in KwaZulu-Natal has to provide an urgent solution to its water crisis, especially in Ward 07, KwaSomopho in Ntambanana where residents have been without water since November last year.

 

IFP spokesperson on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, MP Peter Smith said "The current situation in KwaSomopho is terrible - residents have to travel long distances to get water. Water tankers need to be provided urgently by the municipality"

 

The ward councillors have also not been at all helpful in providing answers to the residents.

 

"The ward councillors send people from pillar to post about this issue. That's why we have experienced a lot of protest due to the failure by some municipal councillors. Ward councillors must fulfil the promises they made before they were voted to their positions, that they will listen and respect the community" concluded Smith.

 

The IFP calls on the mayors of uThungulu District and Ntambanana local municipality to urgently come up with a solution to address the water shortage.

 

Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs,

Mr Peter Smith MP, 083 299 9687

 

For media queries contact: 

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675