New pub­lic works, roads MEC ap­pointed

Mmule Maluleke says she will push the de­part­ment to work harder

The New Age (Northern Cape) - - NORTH WEST NEWS - CHARLOTE HLANGWANE prov­inces@the­newage.co.za

NEWLY ap­pointed pub­lic works and roads MEC Mmule Maluleke said she would make the de­part­ment as one of the best ser­vice de­liv­ery de­part­ments in Bokone Bophir­ima.

Maluleke said she was ap­pointed to come and serve com­mu­ni­ties in the prov­ince.

“I won’t be able to ful­fil the man­date given to me by the pre­mier if we don’t work to­gether,” Maluleke said. “We all have the re­spon­si­bil­ity to make the best out of the huge chal­lenges fac­ing this de­part­ment.”

She said she would push the de­part­ment to work much harder to speed up ser­vice de­liv­ery to the peo­ple.

“My job mov­ing for­ward is to work more with the col­lec­tive in turn­ing around the de­part­ment, mov­ing with the nec­es­sary speed in en­sur­ing that we re­po­si­tion, re­brand and re­new the de­part­ment as ex­pected by the lead­er­ship of the prov­ince,” she said

Maluleke said Bokone Bophir­ima was a very ru­ral prov­ince with a lot of dilapidated in­fra­struc­ture and with lim­ited bud­get to ad­dress such chal­lenges.

“How­ever, as qual­i­fied as you, we need to find a way within this lim­ited re­sources at our dis­posal.

“Dur­ing my in­ter­ac­tion with the de­part­ment when I was serv­ing at the port­fo­lio com­mit­tee at the leg­is­la­ture, I noted the ef­forts that this great­est team was try­ing to put in to re­brand re­po­si­tion and re­new the peo­ple’s prov­ince of Bokone Bophir­ima,” she said.

Maluleke was ap­pointed as an MEC by pre­mier Supra Muhamapelo in Au­gust.

“Hoff­man Galeng is ap­pointed as the so­cial de­vel­op­ment MEC.

“These ap­point­ments are as a re­sult of the two va­can­cies in the af­fected de­part­ments fol­low­ing the demise of Kgakga­matso Nkewu of so­cial de­vel­op­ment and the re­lease of Madoda Sam­batha from his re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as the pub­lic works and roads MEC,” spokesper­son Brian Setswambung said.

Maluleke said her work would not be a big chal­lenge as she al­ready un­der­stood many is­sues at the de­part­ment.

“I was deal­ing with the de­part­ment most of the time at the leg­is­la­ture and get­ting into this job, I am well aware of the chal­lenges and the suc­cesses of the de­part­ment.

“My work is to con­tinue where the for­mer MEC, Madoda Sam­batha, has left off and im­me­di­ately look at how best and fast we can im­prove the ser­vices of the de­part­ment to the peo­ple, with the col­lec­tive led by head of de­part­ment Mothupi,” she said.

At the exco lek­gotla of Bokone Bophir­ima, Pre­mier Supra Mahumapelo promised Maluleke that his ex­ec­u­tive would give her de­part­ment all the nec­es­sary sup­port.

“We wel­come you to the ex­ec­u­tive of the gov­ern­ment and we will from now on work with you on the man­date to re­po­si­tion, re­brand and re­new that crit­i­cal de­part­ment of the prov­ince,” he said.

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