Some community members in the water-strapped Giyani area of Limpopo have asked Water and Sanitation Minister, Gugile Nkwinti to explain why the area still has no water years after the commission of the Nandoni-Nsami Bulk Water Pipeline project.

Nkwinti is meeting community members at the local community hall as part of his visit to assess the progress of the multi-million rand project.

He will later visit two villages where the department drilled communal boreholes and a local water treatment plant.

Some of the residents have told Nkwinti that they haven’t seen a drop of water from their taps in years.

“We would like to know what actually the problem is and why is this project taking so long, because the longer it takes, the more expensive it is for the government and for the taxpayer due to its inefficiency. Is it because of corruption or is it because of the lack of political will?”