MEC commits to improve services for Amandebele ba Lebelo

Monday, April 23, 2018

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and Human Settlements, MEC Dikgang Uhuru Moiloa, has promised the Amandebele ba Lebelo tribe to improve service delivery and fast track development in the Hammanskraal area.

“Government will work together with traditional council to improve the quality of lives. After here, I will go back to the office to develop a policy on how government will develop this place,” said MEC Moiloa.

The MEC made his first appearance at the Amandebele ba Lebelo Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday after his appointment as the MEC COGTA and Human Settlements.

The MEC donated a Nguni cow and 15 mini-tablets to senior traditional leader Kgosi KC Kekana and his traditional community at Majaneng in Hammanskraal.

The Nguni cow, according to African tradition, shows the MEC’s recognition of Amandebele ba Lebelo nation and also encourages Kgosi Kekana to start and breed his own kraal.  The laptops will be a tool of trade to make sure that the council is professionally managed.

Stakeholders who attended the event included Amandebele Ba Lebelo Council of Elders, the royal families, Amakhosana, traditional councils, Amandebele Ndzundza Sokhulumi, civil society organizations, provincial government, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality and religious organizations.

MEC Moiloa also called upon the community under the chieftaincy to desist from vandalising public property and to raise their issues of concern with the Chief.

“Please don’t burn something that you have for something that you don’t have,” said the MEC Moiloa.

He assured residents that rural areas will get the same service level as urban areas.

Hosting an annual general meeting is a legislative requirement in terms of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act No. 41 of 2003 and the Gauteng Traditional Leadership and Governance Act No. 04 of 2010 that encourages community participation, reports on and plans for service delivery for the community.

The annual general meeting is also a platform for the senior traditional leader to report on the finances of the community, while allowing community development workers, councillors and the municipality to share municipal plans and progress of development and the level of service delivery for the community. – SAnews.gov.za

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