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MEC strengthens relationship with traditional leaders

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Coghsta MEC Bentley Vass doing an inspection to the Ba Ga Motlhware project which is the brainchild of Kgosi Toto. Picture: Supplied

In an effort to strengthen and deepen the relationship between traditional leaders in the Northern Cape, the community and the local government, the MEC of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta), Bentley Vass held a meeting with traditional leader in John Taolo Gaetsewe (JTG) District. This was followed by an outreach programme in the area.

During the meeting Vass assured traditional leaders that government will respond to the challenges faced by traditional leaders.

“We will ensure there is cooperation from all spheres of government, more especially in the local sphere, which is our municipalities. We will also engage with the chairperson of Salga to include traditional leaders at the next induction session of the new coucillors. This will ensure a smooth and proper transition after the local elections,” he said

MEC Bentley Vass met with the traditional leaders. They are (from left): Kgosi Bareki, B. F. Toto, B. A. Toto, Kgosi Thaganyane, Kgosi Motshwarakgole, Mayor Dineo Leutlwetse from Joe Morolong Local Municipality and the MEC. Picture: Supplied

Vass did an inspection to the Ba Ga Motlhware project which is the brainchild of Kgosi Toto.

“Upon completion, this project will consist of three houses and an amphitheatre. The project is anticipated to be handed over by the end of this year,”he said.

He added a multi-million rand gravelling project is also anticipated to be completed by 2022.

“This project is funded by Coghsta Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG). The road will cover three wards in Batlharis, ward 8, 10 and 14. This project has employed women and youth as well as a local contractor. We applaud the local municipality for their efforts in ensuring service delivery are rendered to our communities. It is also commendable that the funds from MIG has been spent on projects that benefit the needs of our communities,” Vass said.

Vass did an inspection to the Ba Ga Motlhware project which, when completed will consist of three houses and an amphitheatre. Picture: Supplied
A multi-million rand gravelling project is also anticipated to be completed by 2022. Picture: Supplied

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