Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality Mayor Kereng Mothoagae has embarked on mayoral imbizos under ‘lets talk session’’ with communities across the 19 wards within Ramotshere Moiloa jurisdiction. The main aim of the sessions was to update the communities on the current projects in the municipality and to share the vision of the fifth administration with them.
The Mayor was accompanied by the councilors and the managers from the municipality. She indicated that the municipality has two wings i.e. administration and political. Both the councilors and the managers were introduced to the communities to enable them to know who to consult when they need different services. “I am accompanied here by the directors and managers from the municipality. They are responsible for the administration part and they are the relevant people to update you on the daily running of the municipality. We are working together with them. If you come to my office to ask about water, I will refer you to the relevant department. Now from today you will know on which door to knock for a particular service’’, she said.
During the sessions, communities were given an opportunity to ask about the current status of priority projects that have been rolled out. However, gathering the communities together has its hardships as they will always make their demands and are also quick to point fingers. “We are not here for IDP consultation but to give an update on the projects. I am fully aware that the previous council had interacted with you and presented the projects for the year in question. I am also aware of the fact that there were concern raised about certain wards not being included in the current programme but I can also advise that it is not the end of the world and that it all depends on you to make sure that you work together with the councilors and the ward committees in order for your needs to be addressed. Therefore, when a councilor calls a meeting, make sure that you attend in order to make a contribution about your needs’’, said Mothoagae.
Mothoagae also mentioned that the 5th administration of Bokone Bophirima Province has a vision which will be realized through five Concrete Pillars namely; 1. Arts, Culture and Tourism, 2. Villages, Township and Small Dorpies (VTSD), 3. Reconciliation, Healing and Renewal (RHR), 4. Setsokotsane and 5. SaamTrek SaamWerk.
“If you can remember a lot has been done to boost the image and the economy of our province. Setsokotsane which aims at nearing the services to the people has been rolled throughout the province, Arrangements to establish Business Chambers which falls under VTSD are underway. We want to see our small businesses grow whether you sell sweets, or magwinya, you need to be recognized in order for your business to grow. Preparations to host the National Day of Reconciliation in Ramotshere are at an advanced stage. We need to heal and reconcile with one another. Therefore when we invite you to this historic event do come’’, she concluded.
The sessions that were well attended were rolled out in three clusters. The members of the communities interacted actively and praised the management together with the councilors for making time and answering to their concerns.
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