Gift of the Givers withdraws from Makhanda

Gift of the Givers has been responsible for drilling boreholes and supplying water to the town during the drought. 

Gift of the Givers has been responsible for drilling boreholes and supplying water to the town during the drought. 

 
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JOHANNESBURG - Gift of the Givers has confirmed it's withdrawing from Makhanda in the Eastern Cape.

The charity had been responsible for drilling boreholes and supplying water to the town during the drought. 

READ: Makhanda declared a disaster area

Imtiaz Sooliman says the Gift of the Givers is withdrawing because it can no longer fund the operation.

So far the operation has cost the organisation R15-million. 

READ: Makhanda residents beg for intervention

The municipality had said that it had been declared a disaster area and would receive government emergency funding. 

They now say only Grahamstown companies can be paid for drought intervention. 

Source
eNCA