Coghsta on heavy rainfall in the hantam municipal area

The Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (COGHSTA) has issued a statement to the public which provides that they have noted the news of the heavy rainfall that has caused flooding and damage in parts of the Hantam Municipality in the Namakwa District over the weekend (from the 14th - 18th June 2023). They further added that they note that the heavy rains affected Calvinia, Niewoudtville,Middlepos, Lorriesfontein and Sutherland resulting in approximately more than 300 households in Informal Settlements have being affected by the rain. In an attempt to address the issue at hand the spokesperson of coghsta babalwa mzambo says that the Provincial Disaster Unit together with Namakwa District Disaster management unit is currently on the ground assessing the affected areas and once the assessment report is complete, intervention methods will take place.

Journalist: Mbali Masiza

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