Kunxuswa umphakathi wonge amanzi

2016-11-10 06:00

UMASIPALA weTheku unxuse amalungu omphakathi ukuba aqhubeke nokonga amanzi njengoba isomiso sisaqhubeka ezindaweni eziningi esifundazweni saKwaZulu-Natal. Esitatimendeni esithunyelwe abezindaba umasipala uthi nakuba zibe khona izimvula zaka muva, kodwa aziwenzanga umehluko omkhulu ezindawnei eziningi. Nakuba kunjalo zikhona izindlela okuzanywa ngazo ukuhlangabezana nengwadla yokushoda kwamanzi.

Inhloko eMnyangweni waManzi uMnu. Ednick Msweli wethule umbiko okhomba ukuthi iNingizimu Africa ingezinye zezindawo ezikhahlazameke kakhulu ezwenikazi lase-Africa ngokushodelwa amanzi.

Ngoko mbiko unyaka ophelile ubenzima kunayo yonke iminyaka eNingizimu Africa njengoba izindawo eziningi zishodelwe ngamanzi ngendlela engakaze ibe khona kusukela ngonyaka ka 1921.

Ngokombiko othulelwe ikomidi lesigungu kumasipala weThekwu, kuvela ukuthi uMnyango waManzi kuzwelonke ugcine sewuphoqeleka ukuba unciphise amanzi ezindaweni eziningi edolobheni laseThekwini ukuze kongiwe amanzi. UMnu. Msweli uqhube wathi ekuqaleni kwenyanga kaNcwabe (August) kulonyaka amanzi angene eMgeni abelinganiselwa ku 48 %, lokho okwehle kakhulu uma kuqhathaniswa nenani langonyaka odlule ebelinganiselwa ku 72 %.

“Umgeni Water uyaqhubeka nokunciphisa amanzi ezindaweni ezakhele iTheku njengoba uMnyango waManzi nokuKhucululwa kwendle ugcizelela ukuthi kufanele kongiwe amanzi,” usho kanje.

Uqhube wathi uMnyango waManzi nokuKhucululwa kwendle ukholwa wukuthi kusemqoka ukugqugquzela umphakathi ukuba usebenzise amathangi amanzi kakhulukazi ezindaweni ezibukeka zikhahlazameke kakhulu yisomiso. Inhloso yokugqugquzela ukusetshenziswa kwamathangi ukuthi amalungu omphakathi akhongozela amanzi emvula njengoba isimoso kusalindeleke siqhubeke.

Umbiko uqhuba uthi nakuba eminye imibiko iqagula ukuthi kungase kube nezimvula ezinkulu ekuqaleni konyaka ozayo, kodwa kuneminye imibiko evelayo yokuthi isomiso singase siqhubeke sigadle izinyanga eziyi-12 kusukela manje.

UMnu. Msweli uphinde wathi uma kwenzeka ziba khona izimvula eziningi ngaphambi kokuqala kobusika ngonyaka ozayo zingeke zanele ukugcwalisa amadamu amakhulu azokwazi ukuhlala iminyaka emibili.

Uphinde wathi sebethathe elinye igxathu lokusebenzisana noMnyango wezeMisebenzi yoMphakathi ukuze kubhekwane nengwadla yokushoda kwamanzi esifundazweni. Uqhube wathi kuzotshalwa izisebenzi zomnyango ezigcemeni ezahlukene ukuze zikwazi ukubikela umasipala ngokuvuza kwamapayipi amanzi. IMeya yeTheku uZandile Gumede ulwamukele ngezandla ezimhlophe loluhlelo. Uphinde wathi kufanele kutholakale ezinye izindlela zokuhlinzeka amalungu omphakathi ngamanzi.

“Abasebenzi kufanele baqeqeshwe ukuze bezokwazi ukuphesha [amapayipi avuzayo]. Siyazamukela zonke iziphakamiso njengoba isomiso sisibi kakhulu,” kuphetha yena.

UMasipala weTheku unxusa amalungu omphakathi ukuba abike ngokuvuza kwamapayipi kanye nokuntshontshwa kwamanzi. Kungashayelwa lenombolo 080 131 3013 noma uthumele umqhafazo kwethi 43554, email Eservices@durban.gov.za noma enombolweni kaWhatsApp ethi 073 148 3477.

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