The Eastern Cape Executive Council is currrently meeting with human settlements, water and sanitation minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, in East London today to discuss ways to respond to the worsening drought conditions in the province. Water levels in a number of dams in the province were reported to be decreasing to below 50% of capacity.
Sisulu will present her plans to provide relief to households in areas hard hit and declared drought-stricken in recent months.
The executive mayors of the municipalities affected by the drought will form part of the discussion.
The day will conclude with premier Oscar Mabuyane and Sisulu giving the outcome of the meeting on how government will work to provide water to households in communities that are desperate.