n IMIESA - A blueprint for rural water supply - water utilities

Volume 44 Number 5
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 44 Number 5, May 2019, p. 16 - 17
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)


The Botswana Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services hosted an event on 20 March 2019 to celebrate the formal handover of the Habu Community Water Supply infrastructure. The scheme has been successfully managed by the community for two years. Bogadi Mathangwane, director of Botswana’s Department of Water Affairs, said the stellar per formance of the scheme since its completion in 2016 has provided ample evidence that they now have a potential blueprint for similar communitymanaged initiatives nationwide. Held at a kgotla in Habu village, the event was also attended by Dr Obolokile Obakeng, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministr y of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services; and representatives of the Water Utilities Corporation (WUC). Ruth Stewart, managing director of Initiatives; Robyn Tompkins, an executive associate at JG Afrika Botswana; and Attie Jonker, managing director of Franklin Electric, as well as executive director of the Franklin Wells for the World Foundation, were also in attendance.

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