_: As early as 08h00 am today, Monday, 19 August 2013, Premier Ace Magashule accompanied by all MECs embarked on a service delivery monitoring visit of Nala Municipality (Wesselsbron and Bothaville).
Wesselsbron has been plagued by health hazardous sewer spillage which has made life unbearable for the residents of this area. Nala Municipality worked with the provincial government of Free State to ensure that the Sewer Plant is in good working order and that all connecting pipes are properly connected to the main sewer line, thus eradicating the previously hazardous sewer spillage and the bad or dour stench that deprived the citizens of smelling good clean air.
The joint efforts of government and municipality have ensured that about 20km of access roads in township are paved. This monitoring visit has also gone to check that the house of a granny whose toilet was not flushing resulting in her having to use the dehumanising bucket system was visited to ensure that the toilet is working properly a and flushing as per the recommendations of the Public Protector.
Premier Magashule identified a piece of land for integrated housing development near the town of Wesselsbron in the buffer between the town and the township. This land is currently unused as there are no services in it. “We are requesting the Municipality to give us this land as a Special Premier’s project. In he next two weeks, I will ensure that the process of servicing this land begins in earnest,’ said Magashule.
Today’s operation hlasela service delivery monitoring visit will see the residents of Bothaville benefiting from the launch of a Food and Clothing Bank. Premier and MECs are buying food, using their own money. These sealed and perishable food items are bought in the shops of Bothaville to contribute to the establishment of this food bank.
Premier and his entourage will visit various projects such as the opening of a 7km road that was infested with potholes and obstructing optimal taxi operations. Then the entourage will proceed to open a Multi-Purpose Community Centre, Visit Old Age Home, Launch of the Agricultural School. The service delivery monitoring visit will culminate in a Community Dialogue that is to be facilitated by Sowetan.