ANC in Mpumalanga called to hold municipal officials accountable for poor service delivery

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Residents of Hluvukani, north of Arconhoek in the Bushbuckridge Municipality in Mpumalanga, have made a call to Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane to hold municipal officials accountable regarding the delivery of basic services.

It is among the municipalities struggling in the province and failing to deliver water to its people. The residents say government should provide water in their villages. They also raised concerns about the lack of job opportunities at the ANC Siyanqoba Rally held in Hluvukani.

“Yes I’m ready but I’m not ready. I’m in between because of the poor service that we are having here so I would go but in my heart, I’m not happy. The lack of water, we don’t have development that is happening here in our villages. I’m a South African, I have to vote so that I can find a job everywhere. Without voting nothing can happen to me. If we vote and win, we can win and find many things. If we win they may push and try harder and fix what is broken.”

Mtshweni-Tsipane says the ANC will retain all the municipalities after the local government elections.

She was engaging with the residents of Hluvukani near Manyeleti Game Reserve.

Mtshweni -Tsipane acknowledges that they made mistakes in the past and they are committed to correcting those mistakes to ensure that basic services reach the communities.

“We are definitely going to make it during this election in this municipality, this municipality will still be run by the African National Congress and not only this one. We are going to retain all our municipalities in the province so the mood and the attitude of our people are quite positive, where they are not happy, they express themselves because we don’t suppress them.”

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