Knysna Municipality’s Water Ambassadors team leader, Darion Jafta was invited to the Sedgefield Water Forum Meeting, on Thursday, 18 May as a guest speaker.
Jafta explained the main function of the Water Ambassadors within Greater Knysna to those present. He further explained how the ambassadors brought Greater Knysna’s current water situation and how the community can assist in dealing with the crisis across.
The Water Forum Committee members were given an opportunity to pose questions to Jafta, who responded with confidence.
Mayoral Committee member: Technical Services, Cllr Levael Davis explained that the Water Ambassadors initiative is rolled out in all 11 Wards. “As many of you know, this programme was initially started in specific Wards, however, I am happy to report that it will soon be rolled out in areas such as Rheenendal and Smutsville.
“We have received positive feedback on the work that Darion and his crew are doing. I am pleased that they are contributing positively to this initiative and at the same time they have received short term employment. This programme is a double win for the Knysna Municipality as it deals both with our water situation and creating a source of income for community members.”
The Knysna Municipality initially deployed 27 Water Ambassadors to assist with their ongoing Greater Kysna Water Awareness campaign. These ambassadors, all sourced from the Community Work Programme (CWP) database, started patrolling various Greater Knysna Wards from Monday, April 10. They can be easily recognized by their CWP orange reflector jackets and identity cards that include the municipal logo.