Forty-one thousand five hundred and forty-three households benefitted from water related projects in Bojanala Platinum District Municipality during the past three financial years. The North West Executive Council Extended Lekgotla that commenced on Wednesday morning at the Mmabatho Civic Centre noted that R384 million was spend in 14 projects to address water backlog in the district.
Fifteen thousand six hundred and thirty-nine jobs have thus far been created since 2009 to-date in the district through infrastructure programme and other local economic initiatives.
Insufficient bulk water supply compounded by population growth and immigration increase the water backlog identified as a challenge.
Centralising the planning and implementation of regional bulk at the district level to umbrella all the five local municipalities during planning of bulk services.
Seven trucks have been bought to assist with water shortages, outbreaks and disaster relief and distributed to Madibeng (2), Moses Kotane (2), Moretele (2) and Kgetleng Local Municipalities (1).
Premier Modise has said that the key objective of the one-day Lekgotla is to ensure that government remains accountable to the service delivery needs of communities and to do an introspection on the delivery of promised quality service since 2009 in order to assist finalise an implementable intervention plan to fast track the realisation of pending promises before the end of the 5 years term.
MECs, Mayors, Heads of departments, CEO’s of parastatals as well as municipal managers and Chief Financial Officers are focusing on accelerating the pace and quality of service delivery as well as synergy in implementing delivery programmes in order to create jobs and strengthen government’s capacity to speed up the provision of services and infrastructure development.