Botswana to Draw Water From Lesotho

15 Dec 2008 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GABORONE, Botswana

The government of Botswana is in negotiations to draw water from Lesotho to supply villages in the western side of the country. Ponatshego H. Kedikilwe, Botswana's Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, is expected to visit Lesotho water development projects early next year to explore the possibility of getting water from the Orange-Senqu River in South Africa. This is necessary because despite all efforts to supply sufficient water throughout the country, there is a concern that the western part of South Africa lacks potable water. The ongoing construction of Dikgatlhong Dam, the country's largest, has cost the government $17 million USD...

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