The Kweneng District council Chairperson, Motlhophi Leo, told councillors during his opening speech that information reveals that the council managed to utilize only 3.8 percent of the allocated P3, 914, 194 meant to implement 73 projects in all the three sub-districts because there was no structure for monitoring the projects.
As a way of facilitating speedy implementation of the projects, the council management resolved that they be reported at district extension team meetings. Furthermore, all sub districts have been advised to start Poverty Eradication Committees which will be chaired by the Assistant District Commissioners and will meet on a regular basis.
“I urge all sub districts to work to ensure that the Poverty Eradication Program is implemented and given priority in order that as a district can push back the frontiers of poverty,” said Leo.
On the National Development Plan 10 midterm review Leo said he had on the 29th to 30th October had an opportunity together with the deputy Land board Chairman and district plan managers to attend the national Stakeholders conference which was held at the GICC. There will during the last part of the plan be no project implemented. Emphasis will be on completion of ongoing projects and maintenance of existing facilities. Thematic working groups are still working on the allocated ceilings and will confirm in the process the exact projects that will be implemented in the remaining years of the plans.
“In one of our sessions this year, we debated at length the planned land servicing project at Metsimotlhabe Block4. This project, implemented by the Ministry of Lands and Housing will entail tarring of roads, street lighting and storm water drainage. At the time of reporting in May the project was at PM appraisal stage. I am informed that the Project Memorandum was subsequently approved and that, in the past week, invitation to tender documents for construction were sent to PPADB for vetting.
As for the Molepolole sewerage, Leo said he announced in the second sitting of the council that the Ministry of Environment Wildlife and Tourism will through the department of Waste Management and Pollution Control implement the long awaited Molepolole sewerage project. He regretted to inform that there has not been much progress as tenders had not yet been awarded. The latest status he said was that the MEWT is in the process of handing over the same project to the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources for implementation.