A delegation from the North West Provincial Government led by Prime Minister Kaobitsa Bushy Maape visited the village of Deelpan on Thursday 21 April 2022. The visit was part of the government’s ongoing efforts to find solutions for the flood-stricken Deelpan community.
To date nine eighty (98) households have been displaced and are in despair after heavy rains in the area.
Various government departments have so far provided various forms of support which include water, mobile clinics, food, blankets, counseling and Social Disaster Assistance.
The Red Cross, Gift Giver, Mutual Lama and Shoprite have also stepped in to provide support to the community.
The Settlement Service will start the process of securing two hundred (200) housing units for residents displaced by the flood.
The Department of Economic Development is also conducting an assessment of the affected businesses and will in due course announce the intervention measures in this regard.
A recovery plan for flood-affected students has been planned and will be implemented by the provincial Ministry of Education. This includes mandatory winter classes for all matriculants in the area.
Prime Minister Maape announced that the Provincial Disaster Management Center would work closely with their national partners to extend national services to the province.
Prime Minister Maape has also set up a Task Team whose main purpose is to monitor, assess and expedite the necessary intervention actions in the area.
The team consisted of the Indigenous Leaders, the Executive Mayor of Ngaka Regency Municipality Modiri Molema, Council Member Khumalo Molefe, MEC for Cooperative Governance, Settlements and Customary Affairs, Lena Miga, MEC for Social Development, Boitumelo Moiloa and MEC for Environmental Economic Development, Conservation and Tourism, Keneetse Mosenogi.
Premier has also tasked MEC Miga to consult with the affected families regarding relocation to the identified areas as their homes are likely to be affected by flooding in the future.
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South Africa: Northwest Provincial Government mobilizes support for flood-stricken Deeppan community
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