25 March 2019


Recommit to a better Bokone Bophirima – Premier

by: Bonolo Mohlakoana   date: 04 May 2018

Premier Supra Mahumapelo has urged Bokone Bophirima communities to continue embracing and fostering an agenda of rebranding, repositioning and renewal (RRR) of the province. 

He said this agenda – which is also meant to achieve a provincial government that works together with communities to improve the quality of life for all, as advocated for in the National Development Plan (NDP) - should be used to reflect on evident opportunities the democratic government has brought. 

Premier Mahumapelo said this as the country commemorated the 24th anniversary of the founding of a democratic South Africa, born from the first democratic and non-racial general elections on 27 April in 1994.

“This Freedom Day, we urge North West communities to reflect on the economic development opportunities the 5th Administration has implemented through, amongst others, the VTSD [Villages, Townships and Small Dorpies] Economic Development initiatives, Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme, the Skills Development Programme, Infrastructure Development Programmes in public schools, Scholar Transport services as well as the Culture and Arts programmes.

“This reflection is critical as it will afford us the opportunity to gauge our collective contribution towards realizing our RRR agenda, while at the same time assisting us to identify areas that need to be prioritized for the attainment of the goal of building a prosperous society,” he said.

Mahumapelo said violent community protests the province experienced in the past two weeks should not derail or defocus Bokone Bophirima from its target.

“This year’s Freedom Day coincides with the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s centenary, whose life is an opportunity to recommit ourselves to his principles and build the nation we envisioned at the start of our democracy.

“As we celebrate this Freedom Day with great enthusiasm and paying tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for South Africa’s liberation, let us pursue the dreams and aspirations of Nelson Mandela, and continue to respect basic human rights and remain committed to the rule of law and the Constitution,” said the Premier.

This year’s Freedom Day was celebrated under the theme: “The year of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: Towards full realisation of our freedom through radical socio-economic transformation”.