Premier of the North West, Bushy Maape accompanied by Minister of Water and Sanitation, Senzo Mchunu made an oversight visit to the Brits water treatment plant in Madibeng Local Municipality to assess its status and develop a remedial action plan to respond to challenges bedevilling provision of water services in this municipality.
In the recent past several concerns have been raised by residents with regards to the poor quality of water provision by the municipality.
Both the Minister and the Premier, who were accompanied by the Executive Mayor, Joseph Ratloi as well as Deputy Minister David Mahlobo, raised concerns with the appalling state of the treatment plant, calling for a swift action to be employed to address the matter.
Executive Mayor, Joseph Ratloi has committed to hit the ground running in finding a lasting solution to this recurring problem.
“The municipality will expedite all processes in bringing about change in this project. This is done in the interests of our communities. I further commit that all relevant authorities will move with speed in adhering to the set out the deadlines”
North West Premier Bushy Maape maintains this is part of a broader plan which encapsulate expediting provision of services to communities. The Honourable Premier insists that municipalities are strategically positioned to accelerate provision of services to the people of North West and this will top the agenda of his administration.
“We are duty bound to respond to challenges of service delivery in our province. And as per the dictates of the constitution municipalities are legally obligated to carry this constitutional imperative. We are confident that the completion of the project will bring much needed relief to our people. We will be monitoring progress from the province to make sure that actions agreed upon are implemented”
Source: Government of South Africa