Mayor Acceptance Speech
27 February 2015
The Municipal Manager, Directors and Staff of Municipality
The leadership of fraternal religious believes
All friends and guests present
May I thank the Acting Mayor Comrade Dipuo Meza for the time she led this municipality hope her experience. On behalf of the Phokwane Municipality receive our revolutionary greetings on this august day, 27th day of February 2015, where the intension is to make the people of Phokwane to see the existence of freedom and feel total emancipated, which our heroes and heroines turned martyrs for you and me to enjoy the fruit from the tree of liberty nurtured by their blood and live better as one Phokwane nation, in one municipality as we are all created in the image of God, led by one leader. The community of Phokwane and SANCO are humbled and grateful that the ANC movement took this decision of deployment.
We are all borrowed this time to lead and represent our constituency well. Our community is ready to walk together with the municipality to the road leading to people centred, people driven development which our people still to experience. We are saying this today because majority of our people have electricity, realize infrastructure and sanitation development as well as shelter over their heads and we thank the ANC government for making that achievement possible.
There made great strides made by this municipality yet our achievements should not blind us and be shy to talk about challenges confronting our communities. Our community is very much concerned about challenges of insufficient energy in our country. The challenges of racism especially in schools and other institution, the practice of initiation schools by none, the use and abuse of drugs by the young generation, the dirt that litters all over Phokwane
areas and the corruption practices where people access resources to disperse patronage these are part of the legacy of doing right things wrong.
These challenges need municipality to be more united than before, because unity conquers all in any organization, institution or business and is the bedrock to tackle inequality, unemployment and poverty. We must also use this borrowed opportunity to suppress the temptations of despair at our difficulties and disappointments, rather our task should be to examine and analyse our experience in order to improve on our strategic plan development.
It is imperative that ESKOM should explore other methods of saving energy and not depending on load shedding schedule, municipality have to partner with ESKOM and identify other methods before we are confronted by a challenge of not speedily achieving the radical economic transformation agenda and before the SMME’s and co operatives will be negatively affected.
We emerged from our strategic workshop geared towards occupying rightful place in the society, we are stronger than yesterday, we heat the ground running and mobilize communities to be patriotic about their municipality and safeguard the achievement brought by our freedom and democracy, and not allow any opportunist to invade the space to mobilize them, to destruct their amenities because this council will have no mercy against opportunists who are misleading communities so that they achieve their selfish political interests.
We have to be on the ground and have no mercy against anybody who wants to reverse the gains of our struggle. It is the wish and hope of majority that ANC quadruple alliance must continue to lead with confidence because it was elected by the majority of this country, the people of this country has spoken the ANC has mandate to change the lives of the South African communities, we are calling for the ANC government to consider tightening the rules of parliament or legislatures and even municipalities which create space for anarchy to take place in any institution of government and parliament as we have no mercy to anarchists.
My time is up THANK YOU for yours
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