MAHIKENG local municipality continued to prioritise service delivery. Municipality spokesperson, Jerry Matebesi said they have intensified its service delivery efforts to ensure that essential services reach residents.
“Alongside the Office of the Premier and the municipality, we have adopted the Mahikeng Rebranding, Repositioning and Renewal Programme (MRRRP). The infrastructural development project aimed at improving the province’s administrative capital.
“We have come up with an Integrated Development Plan (IDP) which has seen essential services such as water, electricity and high-mast lights delivered to the communities. We have dug boreholes in communities to eradicate water shortages,” Matebesi said.
He said that water tankers continued to be provided in areas like Masutlhe and Matlatleng villages. Matebesi added that they noted that there were some challenges as some of wells were running at low levels as a result of drought.
“We have patched some pot holes in the CBD and also refurbished internal roads. We will also improve the storm water drainage system to avoid floods on some roads as we have seen recently.
“Our refuse removal programme is now fully functional. We also advise residents to make use of garbage bins and the refuse skips allocated by the municipality,” he said.
Matebesi said the city’s lights are operational. He added that the municipality also allocated emergency houses for the destitute in areas like Lotlhakane village.
One of residents from Danville, Muhammed Hussain said: “We have received an environmental park. Another recreational park is under construction and that will help youth to stay out of trouble. I am also happy that most of the traffic lights around the city are working.”
Another resident from Golfview, Phemelo Medupe shared the same sentiments.
“There are some improvements in many roads across Mahikeng. I am grateful to see roads been patched in the CBD. We will be grateful to see our capital city, Mahikeng being amongst the cleanest cities across Africa. I believe that North West premier Supra Mahumapelo is a visionary.”
Mahikeng local municipality recently bought fleet vehicles to improve service delivery across.