Challenging conditions for Mahikeng residents due to sewer spillage

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The long-standing issue of sewer spillages along Bray Road at Seweding and Ramosadi villages in Mahikeng, North West, may persist for the next twelve months, according to authorities.

The spillages, which began in August 2023 due to a sanitation pipe burst, have created challenging living conditions for residents.

Acting North West Premier Nono Maloyi acknowledged the dire situation during the State of the Province Address (SOPA), recognizing the health hazards and inhumane conditions faced by the affected communities.

Maloyi stated, “The communities of Ramosadi and Seweding in Mahikeng have for the past few months been subjected to inhumane sewer spillage in their households and locality. We have intervened, we have spoken to the district, and the contractor is back on site.”

To address the issue, Maloyi assured residents that the entire project would be funded by Ngaka Modiri Molema District and emphasized that the solution sought would not be a temporary fix but a long-term resolution. The premier informed the public that a twelve-month timeline is expected for the comprehensive project to eliminate the problem permanently.

“The people of Ramosadi and Seweding will no longer have to face these inhumane conditions any longer,” Maloyi added.

Residents have called for the problem to be resolved speedily as the project has created inconveniences such as closure of some internal roads.

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