Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Peter Siele this week told parliament that the Ipelegeng programme had a lot more to offer than grass cutting.
He said other projects that can be undertaken include maintenance of drift and cordon fences, primary and secondary school facilities, staff houses and other government facilities.
Siele said the programme also undertakes desilting of dams and storm water drains, maintenance of drift and cordon fences, construction of gabions to strengthen storm water drains, paving of roads as well as construction of classrooms, staff houses, pupil’s toilets, guard houses, kgotla shelters and government offices.
Siele said Village and Ward Development Committees (VDCs and WDCs) are major stakeholders in the initiation of the projects to be undertaken through the Ipelegeng programme.
He said they are issued with the revised guidelines for implementation of the Ipelegeng programme of 2012, which stipulate the types of projects that can be undertaken through the programme.