The Capricorn District Municipality officially held a sod turning ceremony of the Sanitation projects at Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality, Civic Centre Hall, in a move to restore the dignity of people living in poverty. The Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) funded projects namely Capricorn Household Sanitation - Lepelle-Nkumpi Sanitation is a six months projects that will be implemented in various villages.

The R6,97-million project for Lepelle-Nkumpi has commenced on the, 21 April 2021 and is estimated to be complete by the, 27 October 2021. The villages to benefit are Patoga Section - 145, Ramonoane village 100, Kappa village 145 and Mamaolo village -125.

Speaking at the ceremony, Cllr Sammy Selamolela MMC for LED, representing the Executive Mayor Cllr John Mpe said, "We have a rural District and therefore water is very important and essential to the livelihood of our people. Sanitation is dignity, this project will go a long way towards preserving the dignity of our people and it is important that we bring hope and restores dignity to the people through service delivery" said Selamolela.

The Mayor of Lepelle-Nkumpi Cllr Meriam Molala urged the community through the project steering committees to work together with the contractors to make sure the project is completed on time as per the scope of work

The project will address backlog of sanitation shortage by Capricorn District Municipality and will create 50 employment opportunities for the local people in respective identified villages. The contractor appointed for the projects is Chisa Multi Projects PTY Ltd and Superior Quality Engineering and Technologies 8 as the consultant engineer.