21 February 2018 - NW7
Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation
(1)What is the total amount of funding that has been allocated to the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality for the development of boreholes for the provision of water (a) in the (i) 2015-16 and (ii) 2016-17 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2017; (2) (a) what number of boreholes were intended to be developed, (b) what is the total number of boreholes that was developed and (c) have all the funding been accounted for since 1 April 2015?
(1)(a)(i) There is no amount of funding that has been allocated to Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality in the 2015-16 financial year.
(1)(a)(ii) There is a total amount of R15,000,000 that has been allocated to Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality in the 2016-17 financial year.
(b) The total amount of R15,000,000 has been allocated to Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality since 1 April 2017.
(2)(a) A total of 60 Boreholes are intended for development over a multi-year phased approach through Sedibeng Water as the Implementing Agent.
(2)(b) A total of 55 Boreholes have been drilled.
- Two contractors have been appointed for equipping and construction of boreholes in Area 3 and Area 4.
- 30 hand pumps were developed in the Qwaqwa area through support from the National Lottery.
- In addition, the Department has provided 80,000 litres of storage for the supply of water from a municipal borehole in Bolata.
(2)(c) All work on the ground and payments made to date has been verified.