North West Prime Minister Job Mokgoro said in his provincial speech Friday that a total of 79 schools in this province do not have running water.
Mokgoro said his provincial government is drilling boreholes at 52 schools in North West, while the installation of equipment at 27 schools is almost complete. The contractors are expected to complete their work at these schools soon, says the prime minister.
Mokgoro said it was part of an effort to provide proper infrastructure to schools in the province. These include the building of seven new schools, each equipped with a laboratory, library and kitchen.
According to the Prime Minister, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (Obsa) is involved in setting up these schools.
De Wet Nel of the FF Plus in North West says the party is not satisfied with Mokgoro’s provincial reason.
“He suggests that more boreholes in the province be sunk to alleviate the water shortage. However, he is silent about the millions of liters of water lost daily due to degraded infrastructure and pollution. ”
According to Nel, the ANC government does not appear to understand the extent and seriousness of the situation.