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MPs inspect provision of drinking water in Northern Cape

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Members of Parliament are inspecting the provision of safe drinking water to communities affected by the drought in Upington, Springbok and Port Nolloth.

NCOP deputy chairperson Sylvia Lucas and MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Abraham Vosloo. Picture: Twitter

MEMBERS of Parliament are inspecting the provision of safe drinking water to communities affected by the drought in Upington, Springbok and Port Nolloth this week as part of the 2022 Northern Cape Provincial Week.

Parliament spokesperson Mlindi Mpindi said the delegation, led by National Council of Provinces (NCOP) deputy chairperson Sylvia Lucas, was conducting oversight visits to water provision projects, dams, water reticulation sites and provincial storage weirs in the ZF Mgcawu District.

“The 2022 Northern Cape Provincial Week will focus on the provision of safe drinking water and will assist communities affected by the drought that has tormented the area for many years,” Mpindi said.

“The delegation was briefed on the prevailing conditions in the Province by the MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs, Bentley Vass, and the MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Abraham Vosloo.”

They will also assess the impact of locust swarms in the Nama Khoi region.

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