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None of the communities in the Karoo have gone a day without water - WC govt

15 January 2019 8:02 AM
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Beaufort West
Kannaland Municipality
Central Karoo
Beaufort West dam
The WC government has rubbished reports that municipalities in the Karoo are dry and in desperate need of water.

The Western Cape local government says the Karoo has always been dry and hasn't been relying on surface water for years.

This follows reports that Laingsburg, Beaufort West and now Kannaland municipality are in desperate need of help as they are running dry, according to Gift of the Givers.

Local government spokesperson, James-Brent Styan says it has asked Gift of the Givers not to put out statements like that, raising a false alarm.

We asked Gift of the Givers to refer calls of help to us, which is the proper protocol ...

James-Brent Styan, Western Cape local government spokesperson

We have been all hands on deck in every one of these communities for the past three not a single one has run out of water.

James-Brent Styan, Western Cape local government spokesperson

So we frankly don't see where these alarming statements are coming from.

James-Brent Styan, Western Cape local government spokesperson

Styan says despite this Gift of the Givers has done so many good things for the communities for which government is grateful.

There is no bad blood.

James-Brent Styan, Western Cape local government spokesperson

To hear the rest of the conversation with James Brent Styan, listen below:


15 January 2019 8:02 AM
Tags:
Beaufort West
Kannaland Municipality
Central Karoo
Beaufort West dam

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