Mayor Stan Ramaila
This is after it emerged that work was underway to deal with water shortages that have been hitting the Sekhukhune District Municipality. The Sekhukhune District Municipality Mayor Mr Stan Ramaila revealed to Newsroom Afrika that plans were underway to drill more boreholes to deal with the water crisis.
He further said that there were engagements with different stakeholders to solve the water problem that is being faced by 156 villages. He said that there had been pressure on the main source of water, hence forcing the implementation of water rotation. It has been such that the community members have been having access to water once a week, and it has only been on Tuesdays. This initiative is only a part-time measure to assist the struggling residents. It should be noted that the initiative started a few months back.
What is not known is whether the municipality suddenly decided to get busy as a result of the upcoming elections or not. There are upcoming November elections November, and political parties will do everything in their ability to be superheroes and gain the favor of the people.
The government does not need to wait for the elections to up their service delivery. What is happening at Sekhukhune District Municipality surely looks politically motivated to complete the project right before the elections to gain sympathy and praise from the people.
Service delivery that is proper needs to be delivered always. There is no need to wait for the elections to deliver good service delivery.
It is impressive that people in Sekhukhune will no longer have to wait for a week to have water when the project is completed, but they should have done this long back. If it were not for the upcoming elections, would the water problem have been addressed?
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