Human Rights Commission Must Investigate
Poor Service Delivery in Kgomokgomo
24 October 2014.
The IFP calls on the Human Rights Commission to
urgently investigate the poor sanitation and poor service delivery
at Moretele Municipality and the North West Province at large.
"I conducted a series of oversight visits in the
Moretele Local Municipality to survey the municipality's extensive
service delivery backlog where I met with Kgomokgomo residents and I
found out that people are still using pit toilets, have no
electricity and water supply and have bad roads. It's twenty years
now that people were promised a better life for all but they have
not received any positive changes. How long more must the people of Kgomokgomo wait to live decent lives in a democratic country?" asked
IFP National Chairperson, Mr Blessed Gwala.
"Residents further told me that they were promised that the community hall will be built but till today there is no community hall. Budgets are allocated for such projects but no work has been done. People are tired of empty promises and they want service delivery that will improve their lives.
Even the Mayor does not come to the Kgomokgomo
residents to address their plight. The well-known fact is that they
don't care about residents because elections are over but come 2016
they will come again and promise them "heaven and earth," continued
"The failure of Moretele Municipality to deliver
services requires investigation. We will continue to fight to ensure
that the failing of government in the area is exposed and are held
to account and that people of Kgomokgomo receive the services they
deserve and were promised. Moretele residents must change the way
they vote by removing the ANC from power and vote for the IFP in the
upcoming local government elections," concluded Mr Gwala.
The IFP will also request that the North West MEC
for Local Government and Human Settlement, Collen Maine and the
Mayor of the Moretele Municipality, Mr Jonas Lehare, be summoned to
Parliament to account for their respective failures.
Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP National Chairperson, 078 290 5842
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IFP Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675