• Maun councillors told to stop talking about problems


SEEKING ANSWERS: Galaletsang Mhapha

Maun councillors have been told not to waste their energy and time talking about the obvious problems that they face as a district as they are now a tired song.

This was said by Maun Administration Authority (MAA) Chairperson Galaletsang Mhapha during the official opening of the Sub Council sitting on Monday adding that they should instead focus on finding lasting solutions that will improve service delivery.

Mhapha said councillors must adopt a habit of treating problems as challenges that require collective efforts to address. “It is evident that government as a single entity cannot afford to be the sole provider in the implementation of development initiatives. Let us not be disgruntled but find courage in the fact that our sub district is blessed with active private sector and natural resources that we can harness and exploit to our advantage,” he said.

He asked councillors to join forces with whoever has interest in developing the local economy and also focus on their role which is to discuss issues affecting communities. On other developmental issues the council Chairperson mentioned that Performance Improvement Committee (PIC) Force which is made up of all the Permanent Secretaries of ministries donated P14 300 after their annual retreat which was held in Maun from January 24 to 28 to connect water for 25 under priviledged families.

He said out of the 25, 10 have already been connected while process of identifying other 15 is ongoing.  Meanwhile Mhapha also complained of the high number of illegal immigrants saying that for the past three months they registered 98 in Maun.  He said that the exercise of repatriating illegal immigrants is costly as P6 580 was used in three months.
“These funds could be used to fund some of our critical activities,’’ he said.

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