Drought forces Mozambique capital to ration water

MAPUTO- Mozambique authorities introduce rations to more than a million residents in the capital Maputo due to the severe drought.

The water supply will be cut by 40% Casimiro Abreu, deputy director of the National Emergency Centre said in a statement.

There are about 1.3 million people who live in the capital, the water cuts have risen fears of disease outbreaks in the area and its surrounded areas.

“Diarrhoeal diseases including cholera are likely to occur in some neighbourhoods where populations will resort to unsafe sources; there,” said Abreu.

Maputo has been experiencing lower levels of rainfall for three years, has left dam levels at just 19% capacity.

Meteorologist have predicted that the area will continue to have below normal rains for the first three months of this year.

South Africa is also experiencing a drought, especially in the region of the Western Cape with a possible taps running dry on the 11 of May, Day zero.

Photo Credit- Club Mozambique

 

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