DA promises to improve financial management in Tubatse
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:35:33
The Democratic Alliance (DA) Provincial leader in Limpopo, Jacques Smalle says if his party can be voted into power at the Greater Tubatse Municipality in Burgersfort, they will implement the turnaround strategy to assist the municipality do well financially.
Smalle was in Tubatse lobbying voters ahead of next month’s municipal elections. The DA wants to win a minimum of two or three wards within the Tubatse Municipality.
Smalle, who was accompanied by party’s provincial chairperson Langa Bodlani, started the campaign in Burgersfort and along the R37 road outside the town.
They distributed the party’s pamphlets to motorists and passers-by. Smalle says they will improve financial management in the Greater Tubatse Municipality if they are voted into power.
“The municipality has not been managed well and one has to focus on the turnaround strategy within the management. Our focus is to tell voters that they have got a choice, a choice of a better tomorrow. A tomorrow which will lead to opportunities, we are trying to win at least two or three wards within the greater Tubatse municipality alone,” says Smalle.
Some potential voters in Burgersfort have urged the DA not to employ people based on party allegiance if it’s in power.
Some of the residents highlighted the lack of employment and basic services such as water as their main problems.
“We have so many challenges as residents of ward 18. We don’t know how people are employed we don’t have water. We urged the DA to treat people equally not to take people according to their card carrying. We are sick and tired about the government that does not give people what they need basically water and roads,” says one resident.
Bodlani says they will provide clean government to create employment if voted into power.
“We as the DA we promise the people of Tubatse a clean and efficient government because we have seen that these protest more than anything were because people do not have jobs,” says Bodlani.
The mining area of Tubatse has experienced numerous protest marches from residents demanding employment at the mines.