President Cyril Ramaphosa says in order for communities to receive proper decent services, corruption in all spheres of government must end.
Ramaphosa was speaking during a presidential Imbizo that was held in Mahikeng in the North West.
The Imbizo allowed communities to engage with government leaders on issues relating to service delivery in the province. Residents decried the state of service delivery in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District.
Communities across the North West province complain about slow delivery of services and corruption:
Water provision, bad roads, unemployment, mismanagement in municipalities topped the list of concerns.
Ramaphosa says service delivery must be the priority of government.
“Corruption must end. We must work for the people. Corruption must come to an end. We must work for our people, focus in what is best for our people, on our side, we are going to focus on service delivery.”
Ramaphosa says in order to ensure that service delivery is accelerated, capacity in all spheres of government must be strengthened.
“One of the key issues that we have to address is to strengthen the capacity of our government. Make sure we have people who are fit for purpose who will be able to do the work. This time round as we have been saying we are no longer going to be talking about things must be done, we are going to do the things that must be done.”
Meanwhile, some residents in Mahikeng in the North West, have expressed their dissatisfaction about poor service delivery in their area.
In the video below, residents call for President Ramaphosa to do walkabout inspections in North West townships: