Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs MEC in the North West Province Nono Maloyi, says he is encouraged by the posture adopted by the business community of Ditsobotla, of working together with the provincial government to deliver services to communities.
MEC Maloyi together with his counterparts, Provincial Treasury MEC Motlalepula Rosho and Community Safety and Transport Management MEC Sello Lehari, met with the Ditsobotla Technical Team which included members of the local business community to get feedback on developments in the municipality following the dissolution of the council in September this year.
Members of the business community who attended the meeting lauded MEC Maloyi for his frank address to the problems facing Ditsobotla and they committed to working together with the provincial government to turn the situation around in the municipality. He committed to working with the business community to find solutions to all the issues raised during the interaction. Some of the business people have already started making their contribution towards addressing service delivery challenges in the area and this include fixing the road between Lichtenburg and Deelpan.
“Ditsobotla municipality has been unstable since after the local government elections in 2021 and it is important to bring stability now, so that the cohorts of new leaders coming after elections can take Ditsobotla back to being the best municipality. There is also a need for swift administrative interventions as most of the employees in the municipality also do not have relevant qualifications for positions that they are in”, he says.
MEC Maloyi maintains that the decision to dissolve the council of Ditsobotla was aimed at ensuring that there is stability. He has encouraged the community to vote for capable leaders who will turn the situation around in the municipality.

Source: Government of South Africa