26 May 2018


THE OFFICIAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER

Dr KK District engages communities on service delivery issues

by: Puleng Maake   date: 11 May 2018

The Provincial Government of Bokone Bophirima has introduced Setsokotsane 10by10 campaigns as a radical approach to fast-track the delivery of services in the province. 

The campaign runs monthly from the 11th to the 20th and last month this campaign benefitted communities of Rulaganyang in Maquassie Hills Local Municipality and Matlwang village in the JB Marks Local Municipality.

Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, in collaboration with sector departments and Maquassie Hills as well as JB Marks local municipalities, held successful Public Participation and Service Delivery roadshows aimed at bringing services to communities.

Departments of Health, Education and Sports Development, Home Affairs, South African Police Service, Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality and Office of the Premier, together used the opportunity to present their services to communities.

Addressing the communities during the campaign, Speaker of Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, Diketso Masiu, stressed the importance of community members raising issues affecting them for possible interventions at public meetings. 
Some community members’ proposals included the possibility of engaging the Post Office to reach out to them and assist with applications of Free Set-top Boxes, which will ensure smooth migration from analog to digital television following the recent extension of the closing date by President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

The Department of Health called on communities to forge partnership with Community Health Workers to ensure patients on chronic medication do not default, because doing that would affect their health. The department also received accolades from community members for the conduct of its staff and their dedication in delivering services to communities. 
  
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) also encouraged residents to register and update their details on the voters’ roll in preparation for the 2019 general elections. A thorny issue for the IEC is proof of residence, especially at informal settlements where there are no street addresses.