Africa 27.3.2018 11:50 am

Maputo faces possible water crisis

People collect drinking water from pipes fed
by an underground spring, in Cape Town. Picture: AFP

People collect drinking water from pipes fed by an underground spring, in Cape Town. Picture: AFP

The country’s rainy season is nearly over and although rainfall has been reasonably good in all parts of Mozambique, the southwest watershed areas and Swaziland has suffered.

Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, could follow Cape Town’s water crisis with the El Nino phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean, which is responsible for the current drought in southern Africa affecting Mozambique this year, the country’s National Meteorological Institute has warned.

According to Aracio Tembe from the Meteorological Institute, the country’s rainy season is nearly over, and although rainfall has been reasonably good in all parts of Mozambique, the southwest, which includes South Africa’s watershed areas and Swaziland, has suffered.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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