Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality’s mayor Cllr Naume Phala has hit the ground running since her appointment as the first female political leader of the municipality.
Phala ascended the hot seat back on March 4. On Wednesday (June 12) the mayor celebrated 100 days in office.
Phala and her entourage that included Exco members, municipal manager Maureen Ntshudisane, FTLM employees and CWP members embarked on a cleaning campaign on the streets of Burgersfort town , the taxi rank as well as the Ext 10. The event was also part of Youth month programs planned by the FTLM
“We wish to have clean and tidy surroundings,” she said as she swept around abandoned hawker stalls.
The area was spotless after the campaign
The mayor also took time to outline the FTLM’s success since she stepped onto the mayoral position.
“We were given a mandate to lead the FTLM into a new direction back on March 4.We inherited a system which was on a verge of total collapse due to reasons known to everybody.
“Our loss of investment in the VBS destabilized the normal functioning of our municipality, “the mayor admitted.
On the positives, Phala revealed she has a good relationship with the local magoshi. This was evident in her meetings with King Thulare III, acting Kgoshikgolo KK Sekhukhune.
Phala also managed to meet the magoshi during the IDP and Budget consultations.
Phala’s ability to work with the communities was clearly proven as she managed to sign recognition agreements with the Tjibeng/Mooilek and Steelpoort engagement forums.
On services, the FTLM under Phala’s 100 days ensured the community of Kopi was electrified.
“We also handed wheelchairs to families in Malepe and Ga Nchabeleng villages. Also we engaged in the facilitation of the fully functioning of Ga Nchabeleng health centre. ”
The first citizen in the municipality highlighted that she engaged local mines to solicit funds for infrastructural projects in the Fetakgomo Tubatse.
The mayor concluded by revealing that her immediate task is to improve the financial situation at the municipality.
She said they will continue to knock on each and every door of the decision makers to plead with them in availing resources to be channeled towards basic services such as electricity, roads, access bridges and waste management.