President Ramaphosa to visit North West

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday undertake a return visit to the North West province to assess progress made on commitments government made during the previous District Development Model (DDM) Presidential Imbizo.

The DDM visit will be held under the theme, 'Leave no one behind', at the Ikageng Sports Complex in the J.B. Marks Local Municipality under the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality.

This visit provides an opportunity for the President to assess progress made in implementing the interventions pronounced during his visit on 12 March 2022 in Mahikeng.

During the visit, community members raised various service delivery challenges such as water shortages, crime and gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF), the bad state of the roads, lack of access to electricity, and creation of jobs for the youth.

President Ramaphosa, supported by Cabinet members and senior government leaders, recorded issues raised by community members, with clear timeframes and action plans.

During Friday's visit, the President will also conduct a site visit to the water treatment works with an upgraded reservoir, which will convey water to Ikageng Proper, Ikageng Ext 1, 4, 5, 9 and 12, Potchindustria, Mohadin and the northern portion of Ikageng Ext 7. The reservoir is also suitable to cater for further future developments.

Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality consists of three local municipalities, namely JB Marks, Matlosana and Maquassi Hills, and has a total population of just above 800 000 people.

The district has prioritised the sectors of tourism, mining and agriculture as key economic activities. The implementation of the province’s integrated Accelerated Service Delivery Programme - Thuntsha Lerole, is also in full swing to respond to various service delivery challenges in municipalities.

Preceding the Imbizo, various departments and State-owned entities will hold a series of outreach activities led by Ministers, MECs and mayors across the district municipality to engage with the community.

The participation of leadership at the national, provincial and local levels underscores the commitment to accountability among public officials and the promotion of collaborative efforts. –

Source: South African Government News Agency