NCOP’s Free State oversight visit

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REFILWE MEKOA

The National Council of Provinces visiting the Free State said they will hold Water Affairs and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane accountable, if water services in the province don’t improve.

This is according to provincial NCOP’s leader, Manana Tlake. She said Mokonyane told the NCOP in a meeting prior to their visit that Gauteng Province has formed network with the Free State for clean water supply and assistance with water connection from Lesotho.

Tlake was speaking during an NCOP oversight visit on Tuesday in Bloemfontein. She added that they will also monitor and evaluate the state of service delivery in Dihlabeng Municipality, Bethlehem and Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality in Qwa Qwa.

“As we are going to Dihlabeng, we will be taking notice of the bulk water system which is aimed at the eradication of the bucket system. We will be going there to see how this bulk water system will assist in eradicating bucket system,” he said.

Tlake explained that the visit aims to reach quality service delivery in the Free State. Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein was also visited by the NCOP.