Chair Commends Sub-Committee

| June 1, 2015

Letlhakeng Sub-district Council chairman, Cllr Tlotlo Batlhophi, has commended the sub-council’s performance monitoring committee for touring the houses for Remote Area Dwellers (RADs) and six for non RADs.

Opening the sub-council forum recently, Cllr Batlhophi said such an exercise enabled them to discover the unsatisfactory work done by some of the engaged contractors. He indicated that warning letters had been written to such contractors concerning the situation and the sub-council was hoping for improved performance.

Cllr Batlhophi informed councillors that for the 20142015 financial year, Letlhakeng Sub-district managed to complete five houses at Tsetseng, Takatokwane, Serinane, Khudumelapye and Metsibotlhoko while the rest were at different levels of completion.

On other issues, he was concerned that even though government had introduced the coupon system to afford beneficiaries some dignity, there were still some who could not benefit from the system as they did not have required documents such as Omang, birth or death certificates.

He, therefore, implored councillors to encourage their electorates to acquire the necessary documents. Furthermore, Cllr Batlhophi said preparations for district cleanliness competition were ongoing.

He, however, complained that the sub district’s efforts to keep clean were hampered by the rife vandalism of security fences around dumping sites. He urged councillors and the village leadership to encourage the community to desist from such behaviour.

Nevertheless, he indicated that waste collection had been going on smoothly as new community based refuse contractors had been engaged for a period of three months.

“I am pleased to announce that refuse collection has been outsourced to create job opportunities in villages and to economically empower the engaged locals. A total budget of P860 800 has been spent as at end of March 2015,” he said.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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