Minister Senzo Mchunu updates community of Kwa-Nongoma on Mandlakazi Regional Bulk Water Supply Scheme, 8 Dec

Minister Mchunu to update the community of Kwa-Nongoma on the Mandlakazi Regional Bulk Water Supply Scheme

The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Senzo Mchunu will on Thursday 08, December 2022, meet iNkosi Zulu of Mandlakazi, the Traditional Council as well the community of Esiphambanweni Village, in Kwa-Nongoma to provide an update on the Mandlakazi Regional Bulk Water Supply Scheme and its plans, since the establishment of a technical task team.

This is a follow-up meeting in the area about the Scheme located in Zululand District Municipality (ZDM), in between Kwa-Nongoma and Mkhuze (Mkuze) towns.

Following the Minister’s engagement with the Zululand Business Forum and

His Majesty, King Misizulu Ka Zwelithini recently, a technical task team was established to conduct technical evaluation on current progress made and the delays faced by the scheme.

In terms of the plans, the village of Esiphambanweni, in Kwa-Nongoma stand to benefit as early as next year under the accelerated Phase 6 of the Water Supply Scheme.

The project started back in 2015 and overlaps to areas under uMkhanyakude District Municipality. The scope of the project includes upgrading of water treatment works from 10ML to 30ML per day, laying-up of bulk main pipelines for over 30km, and the construction of various reservoirs and pump stations.

Members of the media are invited to attend Ministerial engagement as follows:

Date: Thursday 08, December 2022
Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Venue: Emangqeleni, Esiphambanweni (Kwa-Nongoma)

For media confirmations, please contact Sanku Tsunke on 066 299 2915 / tsunkes@dws.gov.za(link sends e-mail), or Mbali Mahaye on 082 601 5674 / mahayem@dws.gov.za(link sends e-mail)

For more information, contact Wisane Mavasa, Spokesperson for the Department of Water and Sanitation on 060 561 8935 or Kamogelo Mogotsi Spokesperson of Ministry of Water and Sanitation on 076 523 0085

Source: Government of South Africa