Drought support for Northern Cape reaches 1.2 million litres
The Department of Local Government in the Western Cape has helped facilitate the provision of 1.2 million litres of drinking water to drought stricken communities in the Northern Cape.
Anton Bredell, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, says the department has been part of an ongoing humanitarian operation to deliver much needed drinking water along with Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB)
“Over the past two weeks over 1,2-million litres of water has been delivered to the Garies and Karkams districts in the Namaqua District Municipality. This has been made possible thanks to the deployment of the three CCPB water tankers with water provided by the West Coast District Municipality out of Vredendal,” says Bredell.
The water tankers will continue to support the local municipalities with a daily supply of potable water over the coming weeks.
Bredell has commended the leadership and ongoing efforts by officials and leaders in the Department as well as the West Coast District and Matzikama municipalities.
“I also want to acknowledge the incredible efforts by the team from CCPB with truck drivers for example, often making multiple journeys per day across long distances to deliver much needed relief.”
Spokesperson for the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell
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