As part of the final processes of integrating the former Aganang Municipality into the city’s administration, Capricorn District Municipality (CDM) recently handed over all Aganang projects that were managed by the district, to Polokwane Municipality.
Acting Communications and Marketing Manager of Polokwane Municipality, Matshidiso Mothapo said in a media release that the handing over took place during a council imbizo at Glenrooi village in Ga-Mashashane when community members had the opportunity to meet Polokwane Executive Mayor Thembi Nkadimeng and CDM acting Executive Mayor Portia Mohale.
Nkadimeng is quoted to have said that Polokwane Municipality is ready to render services to the Aganang Cluster on a full scale which will develop and improve the lives of the people for the better.
“The municipality will provide water and sanitation, roads and storm water, electricity and other important services required by the communities which were previously rendered by CDM.
Mohale reportedly indicated that most of the projects which were handed over to Polokwane Municipality are near completion. ”Most of the projects handed over today are at 90% and will be fully completed before the end of this financial year,” Mohale said.
“CDM has completed the water supply projects in Mandela, Utjane and Venus villages and the sanitation projects in Ramoshoane and Ceres villages during the 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years,” Mohale added.
According to Mohale, more than 2 088 households are already benefiting from the water projects implemented by CDM, while the remaining projects are near completion and will soon be ready for utilisation by the communities.
Nkadimeng accepted all the handed over projects with a positive attitude and thanked CDM for making and impact on the lives of the residents of Ga-Mashashane through service delivery.
“As Polokwane Municipality, we will be able to take forward the handed over projects to the next level where we will make sure that they will benefit our communities at large,” she emphasised.
In conclusion, Nkadimeng urged residents to exercise their rights of meeting with their Ward Councillors.
”You are entitled to meet with your leaders on a monthly basis and be updated on the service delivery plans and progress in your area,” Nkadimeng said.
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