Ramaphosa Calls for a Better Water Infrastructure
Written by Mfundo on 8 October, 2021
By: Pamella Majola
President Cyril Ramaphosa says that the development and management of the country’s water infrastructure remains a critical area.
Delivering his keynote address at the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa which has been hosted by the Presidency in Sandton, Ramaphosa says the government is strengthening the preparation and planning of municipal water infrastructure so it can access blended finance solutions positioned under the Infrastructure Fund.
He says they are fast tracking the establishment of the National Water Resource Infrastructure Agency and the review of the Raw Water Pricing Strategy to ensure effective pricing and cost reflective tariffs.
The President has also reiterated that water is a valuable natural resource and it is necessary to sustain life, to grow food, to maintain human health, and to enable the growth of the economy.