MOUTSE – Stanley Mathabatha, Limpopo Premier and his Executive Committee (EXCO) members attended an Imbizo in Moutse last Wednesday to afford residents an opportunity to interact with government over service delivery challenges in the area.
This after service delivery protests that marred the area since January this year when residents complained about the standard of services.
The massive gathering occurred at OR Tambo Stadium in Dennilton, Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality.
Residents complained about issues ranging from lack of access to clean drinkable water, electricity, poor road conditions, and unemployment to lack of schools in the area, which they said persisted for years without attention.
Premier Mathabatha promised to re-visit the area to address service delivery backlogs following a preliminary research carried out by the Provincial Communication Services in Elandsdoorn.
The survey was extended to other surrounding areas to determine the extent of the residents’ predicament.
He said residents’ concerns were noted and they would be dealt with through relevant departments.
Seun Mogotji, Bolsheviks Party of South Africa leader, said it was clear that the Imbizo was just a campaign because national government elections were approaching.
“They should have visited the area a long time ago but failed,” concluded Mogotji.