ANC promises to fast track service delivery in rural Limpopo
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:39:00
The African National Congress (ANC) in Limpopo says it has a plan to fast track service delivery in the rural parts of the province.
ANC provincial Deputy Secretary and Cooperative Governance MEC Makoma Makhurupetje says the Provincial Executive Committee meeting to be held from Monday will come up with ways of fast tracking the provision of water and improved road infrastructure to communities.
Makhurupetja was speaking at Belleview village outside Giyani during an electioneering campaign for the ward 23 Greater Letaba Municipality by-election to be held on the 24th of this month.
“We have already engaged with the municipality; we have engaged with the Mopani district municipality relating to water to fast track areas where we know there is a drought, but at least there are boreholes that are supposed to be added to make sure that the community in the meantime get water – and we are going to make sure that in the PEC Legotla that is coming tomorrow [Monday] and Tuesday we are going to deal with the provincial functions like water roads and housing we are going to make sure that we have a provincial plan,” says Makhurupetja.
Residents of ward 23 in the Greater Letaba municipality in Limpopo say lack of basic services and jobs are some of the challenges that are still persisting in the area.
ANC PEC members are electioneering in the area for ward 23 by-elections to be held in two weeks’ time.
Resident Masuku Mokolane says many areas still need to be improved.
“Even today am not working; however I will continue to vote for the ward councillor… all my children have passed away, am just on my own… I do not have money to survive, they do not care about me but I continue to vote… we want water and my main worry is getting a job if I get a job I will be able to pay for my burial society,” says Mokolane.
– By SABC