Mogale City Executive Mayor and Members of his Mayoral Committee embarked on an Integrated Development Plan (IDP) roadshow aimed at outlining the municipality’s current and upcoming service delivery projects. These community visits that are geared at determining the developmental needs and priorities of both residents and stakeholders in all the wards takes place community twice a year.
Throughout the interactions, issues that were raised related to youth unemployment, potholes, crime, streetlights, housing and evictions by farm owners.
Responding to the housing issue, Councillor Patrick Lipudi committed to working closely with the Gauteng Provincial Government to deliver houses. “We are aware that housing is a pressing issue that our people need. With the assistant of our provincial government, we were able to successfully allocate houses to some locals in different parts of Mogale City through developments such as the Brickvale Housing Projects in Tarlton and Dr Molefi Sefularo Housing Project in Hekpoort. Beyond our demarcated boarders, some residents were allocated houses in Mohlakeng near Randfontein. Mogale City will continue to work with provincial government to provide houses for our people,” Councillor Lipudi said.
The Executive Mayor further requested community members to pay their services to assist Mogale City in carrying out its service delivery mandate.
“As you are aware, municipalities across the country are owed huge amounts of money by non-paying households. So we want to plead with you that while we are doing our best to deliver quality services, we also urge non-paying households to start paying for municipal services so that we are able to deliver on all the issues you have raised,” he added.
He encouraged communities to work closely with their ward councilors and ward committees and to actively participate in all programmes that the municipality plans to undertake.