By Nthambeleni Gabara
Pretoria - The Limpopo Provincial Government is planning to provide more than one million households with water in the 2010/2011 financial year.
The announcement was made by Premier Cassel Mathale in his State of the Province Address on Thursday at the Lebowakgomo Legislature.
"As a measure of responding to this challenge, we have planned to provide 1 078 743 households with water in this financial year," he said.
Mathale said during his term in office, the provision of basic services which ensures access to water, sanitation, and electricity cannot be compromised.
During the 2009/10 financial year, the provincial government managed to provide water and electricity to 1 032 102 households while 621 749 households received sanitation facilities.
Mathale said the focus to provide clean water will be on areas identified in distress such as Giyani where they will be constructing a water pipeline from Nandoni, outside Thohoyandou, to Giyani.