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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has assured workers of Botshelo Water that there will be no job losses, when the water board de-establishes.

The de-establishment of Botshelo Water was a Cabinet decision to reduce Water Boards from 14 to nine as recommended by National Water Review Strategy to enhance their efficiency.

The minister also assured the affected communities that there will be no disruption of services to Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, in Mahikeng and outlying areas.

She said the municipality was a cause for concern, according to the Blue and Green Drop reports.

“The Department of Water and Sanitation will work hard towards the improvement of the delivery of better water quality and sanitation services,” said Minister Mokonyane.

The entity has been receiving support from the Rand Water Board and will continue until September ends.

According to the department, Sedibeng Water and Magalies Water will take over the functions of Botshelo when the de-establishment process has been finalised.

“National Government previously injected R54.5 million to assist with the operations until the end of June 2014. However, the Department of Water and Sanitation has made an additional commitment of R33 million.”

It is said that the government, through the newly formed Department of Water and Sanitation, deployed requisite resources in the form of personnel and other relevant skills from today. -