New mayor promises action

2016-09-07 06:00
THE Dihlabeng Local Municipality’s councillors and officials at the dustbins during the recent launch of the 100 Days in Office programme. Photo: Tladi Moloi

THE Dihlabeng Local Municipality’s councillors and officials at the dustbins during the recent launch of the 100 Days in Office programme. Photo: Tladi Moloi

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BOHLOKONG. Z Service delivery is a priority for Lindiwe Makhalema, executive mayor of the Dihlabeng Local Municipality.

With just 23 days in office since her inauguration on 16 August, she has launched the 100 Days in Office programme.

The programme aims to address the concerns raised by all the wards ahead of the local government elections.

The executive mayor launched the programme in the park next to the Thabo Thokoza High School in Bohlokong, Bethlehem, on Tuesday, 30 August.

She addressed community members and promised that some of the issues they had raised would be attended to before the end of September.

Makhalema said they would not allow a situation where people were always complaining about the municipality, hence they introduced the programme.

“People have voiced some of their concerns during our campaigns and we wrote it down. We are now going to address all the concerns.

“We know some of them are going to take time, but we are going to start with the small ones,” she said.

The municipality will make sure that services are delivered to the people, because they are the ones who voted them into office, Makhalema said.

She further revealed that they had agreed to treat the Eskom debt as a priority.

“We are calling on all people who owe the municipality to come and pay, because that could help us in achieving all the things that we want to do for the community.”

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