Government Keen to Develop Maake

| June 9, 2015

The Member of Parliament for Kgalagadi North, Mr Itumeleng Moipisi, says government takes concerns of all Batswana seriously.

He assured residents of Maake that government was working around the clock to bring development to their village. Addressing a kgotla meeting in the village on June 8, Mr Moipisi said government was not turning a blind eye to their concerns and outcries as assumed by some people.

The Kgalagadi North legislator said he was aware of the challenges that residents went through, shortage of water being the outstanding major concern. He urged the community not to despair, noting that development was a process that could not happen overnight.

He said he was in consultation with various ministries and departments to address the issues concerning the village.

Mr Moipisi said arrangements were in place to build two more public servant houses in Maake before the end of September this year. The village Kgosi Mr Boipelo Moilwa decried the crime rate in the village, citing the absence of a police officer as root cause. “I am really not pleased with the rate of crime in my village, I have long pleaded with those in charge that we be offered a police officer but all my efforts went futile,” he said.

Mr Moilwa also pleaded with the MP to consider providing furniture at his office and also urged the residents to respect the Kgotla and familiarise themselves with the national anthem.

For his part, Deputy Council Chairman for Kgalagadi District, Mr Keagalemang Leshope said even though water shortage was a problem and hindered them from benefiting in government poverty eradication programmes they should be thankful for other government endeavour. Mr Leshope urged the residents not to rely on government initiatives only but rather come up with ideas which could remove them from poverty.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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