This winter will not be the same for three North West villages. For the first time since the dawn of democracy, the villages of Dingateng, Matloding and Makgori in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality will have proper government houses built in their areas. MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Galaletsang Gaolaolwe introduced R30 million project.
Each village have been allocated eighty (80) units at the cost R10m which brings to the total value of R30m and the entire project is expected to be completed on the 31st July 2018.
These villages have not been benefiting since the dawn of democracy which also experiences high unemployment rate.” We are going to prioritize the elderly persons, people living with disability and child headed families” emphasized Gaolaolwe.
Contractors did not escaped strong emphasis to adhere to the timelines as stipulated in their contract agreements with the Department.”We are not going to accept implementation of these contracts to go beyond its timelines unless there are strong compelling reasons and we don’t have any room for poor quality, our people deserve the best quality; we will not hesitate to terminate contractors who build poor quality work” charged the MEC.
The 89 year old Mr. Petrus Motswasele of Matloding village could not hold his tears of joy and excitement when he received the news that, their village will not be the same again. “thanks to the provincial government led by Premier Mahumapelo to prioritise villages which have been neglected for a very long time, I will have safe quality home soon” said Petrus.
In her series of meetings, the MEC was accompanied by Kgosi Lekoko who is responsible for welfare of the communities around the villages and the Mayor of Ratlou Local Municipality Tebogo Modise who committed themselves to work closely with the Department in ensuring implementation of the projects as soon as possible.