SDM Executive Mayor Ramaila meets with Uitspaning A residents

DENNILTON – Sekhukhune District Municipality Executive Mayor, Stan Ramaila held a follow up meeting with residents of Uitspaning A in Dennilton on Monday.

The meeting follows residents’ protests recently over service delivery issues when Ramaila met community leaders and promised them feedback.

Ramaila was accompanied by the district municipality officials and the Members of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Infrastructure, Mbusi Mahlangu during the meeting.

Residents, who threatened to take to the streets, were during the meeting given a platform to raise their daily challenges.

The residents complained about lack of access to clean drinkable water, which they said had been a problem for years, poor conditions of roads, lack of electricity and poor conditions of schools in the main.

Angry residents said they were tired of empty promises by the local municipality and threatened they would embark of protests that would run the area ungovernable if their problems were not attended at speed.

Aron Mokgabudi, a resident said they felt betrayed by the authorities because they were only considered during elections.

“We have been abandoned and promised a lot of lies for many years. It is evident that they we are not taken seriously by government,” said Mokgabudi.

The Executive Mayor said they would hold another meeting with on Monday with community leaders to pan a way forward and see how the municipality could intervene on some of the problems raised.

“We understand the frustrations of the community and we will work hard to see how we can help them with some of the issues they are raising. We will meet with the leaders on Monday for feedback on what the way forward is,” concluded Ramaila.

Thapelo Motseo

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