MASAKANENG – Community leaders in Masakaneng settlement outside Groblersdal expressed satisfaction following a recent meeting with Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality (EMLM) Mayor, Julia Mathebe.
According to community leaders the meeting took place last Wednesday when the local mayor availed herself to hear some of their concerns on the area’s development.
The residents previously embarked on several service delivery protests, which rendered the area ungovernable as they barricaded roads with burning tyres, tree trunks and branches and rocks.
They demanded the completion of the electrification project of a portion of the area, roads, schools and a cemetery in the area among other issues.
Deejay Ledwaba, a community leader, said they were happy that the local mayor finally honoured a meeting with them to listen to their concerns.
Ledwaba said they were promised that the electrification project of the area would soon resume and was envisaged for completion on 26 March 2019.
“They promised us another visit before 26 March to assess progress in the electrification of the portion which has already had some households electrified. The committee will soon meet with the contractor for the electrification project. On the issues of roads, water, schools and other amenities, they promised they will also be look into and give us a report back. The issue of the cemetery they said will be address in the next financial year, starting in July,” said Ledwaba.
He said as residents they were satisfied that the mayor has met with them and that gave them hope that their issues would be addressed.
Meshack Kgwale, EMLM Acting Municipal Manager, confirmed the mayor met with the residents of Masakaneng.