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South Darfur authorities report large drinking water shortage

October 30 - 2015 NYALA
A water engine in the South Darfur capital of Nyala (Jewish World Watch)
A water engine in the South Darfur capital of Nyala (Jewish World Watch)

Members of the South Darfur Parliament criticised the huge deficit in the supply of drinking water in the state.

On Thursday, the state Ministry of Urban Planning presented its report about the water supply in South Darfur to the Parliament, revealing that the shortage represents 80 percent of the needs of the population.

The MPs severely criticised the water corporation’s failure to meet the growing need for drinking water by enlarging its production capacities.

South Darfur MP Mohamed El Amin Ishag noted that the water corporation in the state cut off the drinking water supply to more than 15,000 houses in the capital of Nyala a year ago, “because of under capacity – while the owners of the houses continued to pay their water bills”.


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