Rustenburg: The reduction of service delivery protests in Bokone Bophirima Province is a clear indication that there is improved dialogue between the provincial government and its community.
This was said today, Thursday, 03 November 2016 by Premier Supra Mahumapelo, while addressing a media briefing at Rustenburg Recreational Centre on issues discussed and resolutions taken by the recently held Bokone Bophirima Executive Council (EXCO).
Premier Mahumapelo says while the level of service delivery satisfaction is increasing, there is still a need for the provincial government to attend to some outstanding issues such as construction of roads, provision and accessibility of health care services, as well as creation of employment and skills development opportunities for especially the youth in the province’s villages, townships and small dorpies.
“The EXCO attributes this positive development to amongst others, the establishment of Setskotsane Operation Centres in all the districts of the province and Bua le Puso platforms which afford the public the opportunity to regularly engage with the provincial leaders on issues of service delivery”, said Premier Mahumapelo adding that this also boosts stability and social cohesion in the province.
“Moreover, we expect that from this month, all ward councilors will start convening the compulsory monthly community meetings, to ensure that our people are kept informed of service delivery issues affecting their wards”, highlighted Mahumapelo who urged communities to continue using available government platforms and community structures to raise service delivery issues.
Mahumapelo further said the Provincial EXCO has welcomed and supported the appointment of Cllr Fetsang Mokati, the Executive Mayor of Bojanala Platinum District Municipality, as the new provincial chairperson of SALGA.