Lack of developments concern

Some Members of Parliament have decried the lack of developments in their constituencies. Kanye South MP, Mr Abram Kesupile said his area has been neglected for a long time when it comes to developments.

He said they have long requested that some roads in his constituency be tarred without any success.

Mr Kesupile cited the Lotlhakane East-Majeaditau-Pelotshetlha-Mathethe road and the Gamoswaana-Magotlhwane-Ntlhantlhe road as some of the roads that need to be tarred.

The MP said instead of tarring the roads, a decision was taken to widen the Thamaga-Jwaneng road.

He added that the decision was never agreed with his constituents. Mr Kesupile also complained that the State-of-the-Nation Address did not announce that new secondary schools would be built in the southern part of the country.

He said villages such as Lehoko, Tswenyane, Betesankwe and Ditsana were in need of a secondary school.

He said students from the above mentioned villages attended secondary school as far as Mmathethe and Maokane.He said that it was important that the Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP) be spent on building schools for the villages.

The Kanye South MP also said the P300 disability allowance was just too little, arguing that caretakers of the disabled would not benefit from it.

For his part, Boteti East MP, Mr Sethomo Lelatisitswe pleaded with the government to install streetlights in Letlhakane.

He said by the time the ESP becomes operational, he would like to see the installation of street lights in Letlhakane as a matter of urgency. Mr Lelatisitswe also decried the lack of proper internal roads in Letlhakane.

The Boteti East MP also expressed concern about the high number of people from outside Letlhakane who have applied for residential plots.

He suggested that a system where land was reserved for Letlhakane residents be introduced. He also complained about water shortage in his area, and said he hoped that the ESP would address the issue.