Letuka looks at service delivery needs

2016-05-25 06:00
JAMES LETUKA  Photo: Mlungisi Louw

JAMES LETUKA Photo: Mlungisi Louw

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IMPROVING the lives of the people by rendering basic service delivery takes centre stage as James Letuka, the DA’s Mangaung city mayoral candidate, reaches communities through the 50 Wards in 50 Days Campaign as run-up to the local government election.

Letuka has reached 26 of the 50 wards within the Mangaung Metro since the commencement of the programme in April.

Through this campaign he has been to several service delivery hot spots in Thaba Nchu, Botshabelo and Bloemfontein, engaging directly with people affected by both non-service delivery and a lack of sustainable service delivery.

The chief objective is to gather information from the people in Mangaung of their needs, concerns and suggestions.

His outreach election drive saw Letuka also visit an abandoned footwear factory at the Botshabelo Industrial Area on Worker’s Day, 1 May.

He stated that the 50 Wards in 50 Days Campaign focused on the socio-economy of the greater Mangaung Metro. He said he believed his party had the capability to turn around the socio-economy by creating an environment conducive to success for both existing and potential investors.

In the Bloemfontein area he visited Heidedal in Ward 16, Khayelitsha in Ward 17, an informal settlement in Ward 45 and Phase 6 and 9 in Ward 46 on the weekend of 13 and 14 May.

He expressed his shock about the rampant drug abuse among the youth in the established Heidedal residential area.

He further discovered a lack of water supply, the non-service of VIP toilets, the non-existence of sanitation or electricity, uncollected garbage in Phase 6 and overflowing sewage in Phase 9.

Discoveries in Thaba Nchu were stock theft, the non-service of VIP toilets, bad roads, incomplete RDP houses in Zone 2 and Zone 4 (Wards 42 and 49), as well as broken promises of disaster management assistance to the community to repair damaged houses caused by natural disasters in the Mokoena Location (Ward 49).

The chief objective is to gather information from the people in Mangaung of their needs, concerns and suggestions.

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