Saturday, June 19, 2010

Molefhi - Court never ordered water supply to CKGR

source: Republic of Botswana (6/6/10) TAUTONA TIMES no 6 of 2010
The Electronic Press Circular of the Office of the President
"Democracy, Development, Dignity, Discipline and Delivery"

C8) Molefhi - Court never ordered water supply to CKGR

It is not true that the High Court ever ordered government to supply Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) residents with water, lands and housing minister has said.

Mr Molefhi explained that, "the correct position is as indicated at paragraph two of the High Court Order of the December 13, 2006 which provides thus, "the government is not obliged to restore the provision of such services to the applicants in the CKGR".

"The services being referred to here include the provision of water.

It is abundantly clear that High Court never made such order," he added. However, Mr Molefhi said government allowed the CKGR residents to make arrangements to bring water inside the reserve for their subsistence needs.

Even in the light of the court order, he said, the CKGR residents were never denied the opportunity to bring water into the CKGR.

Mr Molefhi was responding to Lobatse MP, Mr Nehemiah Modubule, on behalf of local government minister, Mr Lebonaamang Mokalake.

Mr Modubule wanted to know whether it was true that government had not implemented the court decision to supply Basarwa at CKGR with water to-date. BOPA

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