Empowering rural people economically is critical – Premier Mahumapelo...

Rustenburg:  Premier Supra Mahumapelo says the Executive Council of Bokone Bophirima Province (EXCO) has during its recent monthly meeting emphasised the need for the Province to create millionaires in the province’s villages, townships and small dorpies (VTSD).

Addressing a media briefing today at Rustenburg Recreational Centre on the resolutions of the EXCO sitting, Mahumapelo told the media that the Chambers of Commerce being established throughout the province will assist the provincial government to ensure that people in the villages, townships and small dorpies are given a fair opportunity to participate in the province’s economy.

“Government work will soon be processed through the established VTSD Chambers of Commerce, which we urge all entrepreneurs in the province to join”.

Premier Mahumapelo says the EXCO has resolved to move away from the conventional yet not progressive approach of giving huge government businesses to one person.

“We need to spread the benefits among the upcoming business people in the VTSD areas. This approach will also address the existing wrong impression that people from especially our villages, deliver inferior products. Our believe is that experience is in abundance in the villages, townships and small dorpies, and that all we need to do is help them acquire necessary documentations. In the course of empowering our small businesses, we will make sure that compliance issues are not compromised” reiterated Premier Mahumapelo.  

To further strengthen the vision to develop villages, townships and small dorpies economies, Mahumapelo told the media that the provincial government will towards the end of this month, hold the first of its kind VTSD Economic Lekgotla, which will focus on identifying and discussing investment opportunities in the province’s VTSDs.


“We will during that three day VTSD Economic Lekgotla, not be talking theory but project development and massification”, said Premier Mahumapelo.