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SOUTH AFRICA IS IN CRISIS FOR WATER SHORTAGES
Once again, we have been crying about about water shortages in South Africa. Economically, water is classified as an essential need-meaning-that it is something that we can live without. I still remember the story of a Frog which was tryind to access water. It took the Frog long days, hours and a lot of sacrifice to get water. As soon as the frog get water, it drunk as if it never drunk before. The Frog died in water after drinking too much water. This story tells us that we need to limit ourselves to water that we drink every day.
In few days, Port Elizabeth was having high rate of water shortage. It has been described as a dry area environment. An estimate of 1,7 Billion is expected to be spent by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on water supply and sanitation. A number of field workers have been employed to survey this shortages.
A new plan of action to combat water shortages have been implemented by the government. Even though the South African government seems to have a poor strategic approach regarding service delivery. It took him thousands of days to take an action. In most Surbab areas, they will be pipes or boreh***s that can be used if there is no water in room pipes. Tanks can be used to save water that can be used by residents given that no one can have free access to the tanks. This is to ensure that water is clean and purified.
As ordinary citizens,we have a right to access clean water which does not cause diseases. In most rural areas, they drink unpurified water which results in stomach diseases e.g.diahore, TB etc.In my area at Zululand District Municipality which consist of four rural desert areas such as OLundi,Nongoma,Vryheid and Paulpietersburg have the same problems of water shortages. An internation company has invested about 27.2Billion to close and combat such shortages.
I believe that our government need to take this situation very seriously. We use water in our daily lives for food,drinking,cooking,cleaning,washing ourselves etc. Water plays a big role to our health, therefore we need water to survive and enjoy our daily lives. It has been encouraged that water in dams,tanks and other storages need to be purified before used. This is to avoid high rate of diseases. A number of projects has been funded by our government to fight against water shortages. Land water alone, they cann't fight against this high demand. A strong support from the government is needed to fight against water shortages. Because it also affect production of Farmers, firms and other millions of industries.