Petition calling for Eastern Cape to be declared a Drought Disaster Area

The Eastern Cape is in crisis! The province is in the grip of one of the worst droughts on record.

Nelson Mandela Bay and Kouga are just months away from dry taps. The Kouga dam is the lowest it has ever been, since its construction. It is estimated that by July, no more water will be able to be extracted from it.

Across the province, municipalities taps are running dry. Farmers are battling. Their crops and livestock are dying.

Despite this, EC Premier, Oscar Mabuyane, hesitates and refuses to declare the province a drought disaster area, which would allow provincial government to lobby for additional drought mitigation funding from national government.

Funding that is desperately needed to assist the municipalities and farmers weather this crisis.

By signing this petition, you are adding your voice to the call for Premier Mabuyane to declare the province a drought disaster area!