WISA welcomes new minister

by | Aug 10, 2021 | General, Stakeholders

The Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) congratulates Senzo Mchunu on his appointment as the Minister of Water and Sanitation in the South African Government.
WISA applauds the separation of the Department of Water and Sanitation from the National Department of Human Settlements and believe it will allow for an increased focus on water and sanitation.
We were heartened to hear President Ramaphosa emphasising the importance of water in South Africa, particularly at a time of increased droughts and collapsing water infrastructure.
We are fully behind his statement that “water security is fundamental to the lives and health of our people, to the stability of our society and to the growth and sustainability of our economy”.
WISA and its water sector partners are ready and willing to support the Minister in his new role. We call on him to consult with the sector and to adopt inclusive decision-making principles as far as possible.