DA blames Kroonstad’s water crisis on poor governance
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:11:57
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has visited water troubled Moakeng, Kroonstad in the northern Free State to hear residents’ concerns.
The area has been hard hit by the current drought affecting large parts of the country.
His visit forms part of the DA’s election campaign for the upcoming municipal elections.
The area of Maokeng and its main town Kroonstad have been grappling with poor infrastructure for years.
Two of the three dams supplying the Maokeng Municipality have run dry, and the third only has enough water for emergency use.
Maimane told residents that the water shortages and infrastructure failure were the result of poor governance.
Maimane also joined residents in signing a petition against the lack of water in Maokeng.
He has promised community members that the DA is committed to resolving challenges at local government level.
The petition highlights the plight of Maokeng residents who are demanding better services.
Maimane also held a prayer service on the Robot Bridge in Kroonstad for water and peaceful elections.
With just under a month before local government elections, the DA Leader also urged residents to vote for a party that will not mislead them but deliver on its promises.