South Sudan

Severe water crisis looms in Lakes State

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Lakes State is at risk of a sever water lakescrisis as result of the lack of spare parts for the boreholes.

The State Director for Water and Sanitation, Barnaba Makuac Magol, on Tuesday told Radio Miraya that more than one thousand boreholes in the state lack spare parts.

"We have a problem with the supply chain which is spare parts or rehabilitation of boreholes. At the moment, we do not have stock of spare parts which is a challenge for us. People are reporting breakdown of boreholes," said Magol.

Magol fears this may result into severe shortage of water in the state if remedies are not sought immediately.

He said maintenance of the boreholes requires both local and donor support.

According to Magol, Lakes State has 1,486 boreholes.