MOUTSE– In line with the protection of children, The Bolsheviks Party of South African (BPSA) has reiterated its call for the fencing off of points considered as posing danger to lives of young people.
The party said it urged Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality to take preventative measures to safeguard children in the area.
Seun Mogotji, Acting General Secretary of BPSA, said called for the identification of all areas that held a risk to the children’s lives and taking of necessary precautionary measures to safeguard children.
Mogotji said dams in residential areas such as Madisa Dam, Mmaraba Dam and Deeplevel in ward 10 Ntwane should be identified with boards saying they are not safe and or to be used for swimming.
“Preferably all these dams should be fenced off to prevent easy access especially for children in the areas near them,” said Mogotji.
Mogotji added that EMLM council should also seriously consider planning and facilitating recreational areas for children of the community.
“We urge council to look at all areas that may hold any threat to children’s lives and to take the necessary ameliorated remedial action to safeguard it,” said Mogotji.
The leader further alluded to incidents of drowning experienced in the area’s dams mostly involving children.
Simon Makua, EMLM Communications manager, said fencing off dams was not the responsibility of the local municipality.