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Bela-Bela Mayor Jeremiah Ngobeni promised residents the authorities would wind down as much of the community’s issues as possible, ahead of the Christmas recess.
High on the agenda, he said, was the appointment of permanent divisional managers.
Ngobeni was speaking on the occasion of the recent 2018/2019 IDP meeting held at the Multipurpose Centre.
During the meeting, community members complained about the municipality not attending to issues related to, among others, small business, the disabled and the youth.
Other burning issues on the day were the backlog of the provision of residential land.
Some residents encouraged the municipality to prioritize plans and projects that contribute to the municipality’s economic growth.
Many stressed the problem of foreign nationals benefiting from running their businesses locally but not empowering locals or growing the economy.
In his response, Ngobeni promised the implementation of many of the outstanding programmes.
He said as far as the provision of stands was concerned, officialdom shall see to it the municipality visited all wards to assess the situation.
Bela-Bela Local Council Speaker, Zakes Moeletsi, said officials from the municipality had a responsibility to attend IDP meetings.
36 days ago 13 December 2017