Govt meets Malamulele task team

FILE PICTURE: A police van drives through an intersection in Limpopo. Picture: Refilwe Modise

The Malamulele Task Team (MTT) and the co-operative governance and traditional affairs department met on Thursday, to discuss stability and enhance service delivery to the community, the department said.

“The MTT has also committed itself to ensuring that stability and the resumption of normal community life and activities are sustained in the area of Malamulele in order to create a climate conducive for service delivery to take place.

“Government committed in involving various ministries that can make a meaningful contribution to the improvement of living conditions of the people of Malamulele,” the department said in a statement.

The MTT committed itself to investigate the “re-determination of the outer boundaries of a number of municipalities” across the country, including all local municipalities within Vhembe District.

Is would also make a submission to the Municipal Demarcation Board in pursuance of its aspiration for a stand-alone municipality for Malamulele.

The involvement of various departments included the agricultural department to exploit the potential for growing economic investment in agriculture.

Also the public works department to expand the reach and impact of public employment schemes such as expanded public works and the community work programme in the Vhembe District.

“That package of services to be accelerated through this process includes roads and storm water, water and sanitation, reconstruction of bridges and electrification of settlements, with an estimated existing budget allocation of R455,873m,” the department said.

Government established a project management office to ensure the effective management and implementation of all infrastructure projects in the area, said the department.

“The projects will be implemented within the resource envelope of the Integrated Development Plan to be rolled out in the area, covering the plans by both national and provincial sector departments to be implemented in municipalities.

“The meeting concluded in a consensus on timelines for the projects intended to address the service delivery backlog,” it said.

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