Ngami To Get Improved Water Supply


The planned Semolo water treatment plant repairs and the Legothwana borehole equipping projects are expected to improve water supply of in some parts of Ngami constituency.

The Semolo project is expected to improve water supply in Bodibeng, Bothatogo, Kareng, Sehithwa, Toteng and Legothwana while the Legothwana one is expected to improve water supply in that village which will be used for agricultural purposes.

North West District Council (NWDC) Senior Electrical Engineer, Boikobo Galedibelwe has confirmed that the tender for the Legothwana project has already been awarded to the contractor. He said the project is expected to commence on February, adding it further entails the installation of a solar panel and a submersible pump.

The Semolo project on the other hand involves refurbishment of mechanical components, installation of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), product ground tanks, pre-treatment process plant, installation of booster pump station, raw tank and other refurbishment works.

According to Bodibeng/Bothatogo Councillor Mmolotsi Karesaza, tender for the Semolo project has already been awarded to the contractor and they expect it to commence on March this year. Karaseza said the project will address the challenges of water shortage they have been faced with for very long time.

Karesaza stated that the fence around the water treatment plant is dilapidated, adding that expects project to cover the maintenance part as well.

For his part, Sehithwa/Kareng Councillor Petros Tjetjoo expressed delight about the Legothwana project noting that it would enable their livestock to have access to adequate water supply. He stressed that for a long time their livestock had no access to adequate water supply, a situation which he says has affected livestock production.

According to Tjetjoo, a borehole drilled through the Community Constituency Project (CCP) will be equipped during the first quarter of this year at cost of P150 000.


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