Hebron: Despite many challenges raised during Setsokotsane outreach service delivery programme in Hebron, many residents are positive that the initiative will help in speeding up service delivery in their community.
Residents of Hebron in Madibeng Local Municipality say they have high hope that the provincial government will help resolve many service delivery challenges that have not been attended to in a long time.
“My main concern is that the municipality is not maintaining our roads and we do not have street lights, these are the problems that we have raised as the community more than ten years ago.
We are, however, excited to see Setsokotsane in our area, it is a good programme which I believe will put pressure on our municipality to do their best in delivering services,” said Dorah Matseke, 45, who was among residents who interacted with public servants during Setsokotsane outreach programme on Friday, 15 January.
Another community member, Mpho Moepamotse, 45, said crime, especially house breakings, was one of the challenges which must be confronted immediately.
“We have a big problem of crime in our area. Criminals break into our houses every day and the police are doing nothing about it.
I am here to raise my concern about crime in my area with the police and I hope that they will do something about it through Setsokotsane,” she said.
Racheal Molefe, 57, said they welcome Setsokotsane in their area with the hope that it will assist in creating cooperatives to fight unemployment especially amongst the youth.
Speaking during the last sitting of 2015 Bokone Bophirima Executive Council (EXCO), Premier Supra Mahumapelo said his provincial government has placed Setsokotsane not only as a strategic programme that seeks to integrate efforts in addressing service delivery problems but also as one that is responsive, accountable and transparent.