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.
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