Tswaing: The Executive Mayor of Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality Cllr Kumolo Molefe has on the 20th of July 2022 handed over a Cherry Picker and two (2) Waste Compactor Trucks to Tswaing Local Municipality under the leadership of Mayor Norah Mahlangu as well as another Cherry Picker for Mahikeng Local Municipality.
Tswaing Local Municipality has been experiencing a lot of financial constraints for over a long period of time, thus communities experienced lack of service delivery for even basic services such as, waste collections, water shortage, sewer spillages amongst others and resulted in a court case which ruled that Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality are obliged to take over the responsibility of water and sanitation services as a Water Authority.
Executive Mayor, Cllr Khumalo Molefe has since the inception of his term of office committed to ensure that all Local Municipalities within the jurisdiction of Ngaka Modiri Molema District are supported with these yellow fleet to enable them to provide quality services to communities.
In his acceptance, the Executive Mayor of Mahikeng Local Municipality, Cllr Tshepiso Mphehlo highlighted that for the longest period the Municipality has been operating with one Cherri picker which has its own mechanical challenges, “therefore we are so excited as Mahikeng has been under the spotlight for wrong reasons over a couple of years concerning the non-appealing of our environment inclusive of non-operational city lights, Executive Mayor of the District, I really appreciate the support that will enable us to serve our communities in a manner that is acceptable” as Executive Mayor Mphehlo accepted the keys.
In his closing remarks, the Executive Mayor of Ngaka Modiri Molema, Cllr Khumalo Molefe highlighted that: “it is the duty of the District to ensure that Local Municipalities are functional and render exceptional service delivery in ensuring that there is a change on the narrative as far as service delivery is concerned in Local Government. We will continue to provide quality service delivery through the District Development Model (DDM) and further provide tools that enhance such services.