DA calls on EC premier to declare the province a drought disaster area

The province has been experiencing a devastating drought since 2015.

Kouga Dam. Picture. Baviaans Tourism

CAPE - The DA in the Eastern Cape legislature has called on Premier Oscar Mabuyane to declare the province a drought disaster area.

Overall dam levels in the province are running critically low.

The province has been experiencing a devastating drought since 2015.

“Nelson Mandela Bay and Kouga municipality are literally months away from dry taps. The Kouga Dam is now only at 4.48% of the total capacity.

"It is estimated that in two months no more water will be able to be extracted from it,” said Rural Development spokesperson Retief Odendaal.

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