By Theodorah Mawasha
KARIBU LODGE-Greater Letaba Municipality Mayor Cllr Peter Matlou announced in a media briefing on Wednesday that Kgapane stadium upgrade construction work has already started, this follows an outcry by residents in the area that the facility has now harbouring criminal activities.
In addressing the media houses in the region, Mayor Matlou announced that the fourth council of Greater Letaba Municipality have completed more than 78 Projects in the past five years and many more which amounts to more than R270 million. Furthermore, he also highlighted projects that will be implemented going forward and projects that are currently underway and soon to reach completion.
“We are an institution that works tirelessly to ensure it’s people get basic human needs. It is for that reason that you see these awards in front of you,” he said
Mayor Matlou further indicated that projects that are at an advanced stage include, the revamping of Modjadjiskloof taxi rank, Plans are in place to develop a new Township with a shopping complex in Sekgosese area at the old Sekgosese Magistrate Court – Mayor Peter Matlou
“We are currently running projects like Thakgalane sports complex, Sephukubye street paving, Tshabela Matswale Street upgrade, installation of high masts in villages.
Greater Letaba Municipality Cllr Peter Matlou adressing the media at Karibu Lodge.
Some key projects include Maphalle Landfill site, revamping of Modjadjiskloof Taxi Rank. He added
“We have acquired land in a few places to make sure that our people have houses and we bring development in the municipality”, Mayor Peter Matlou.
He also confirmed to the reporters that the land has already been identified in some areas to build people low-cost houses,
He further stated that some roads in the district are under construction. “We cannot get to everyone at once, however, we are hoping the media will help us to assure our people that we will resolve their issues one community at a time”. He continued
“We can confidently say we are doing the most and will continue to put our people first. It’s a work in progress”. He concluded