Open: MEC Manketsi Tlhape unveils the plaque. Picture: Supplied
Local government MEC Manketsi Tlhape handed over tribal offices to Chief Thari Maotwe II of the Barokologadi Baga Maotwe community in Pitsidisulejang village in the Madikwe region this week.
The tribal offices consist of a boardroom and a community hall. They are an improvement from the old dilapidated facility the tribe was using. Tlhape has appealed to the community of Pitisidisulejang to care for the new offices.
“This is your asset, look after it at all times and report any criminal activity on them. Let us look after these offices as they are our children’s inheritance. Kgosi Maotwe, your leadership will be needed in making sure that these offices benefit the community and are purely used for their intended purposes,” she said.
Deputy chairperson of the provincial house of traditional leaders Chief Moshe Mabe said the offices should be a hub where the community would access services.
“We are not only looking at this as a delivery of offices, we are also looking at this as an empowerment of everybody who is working with chiefs to enhance service delivery and advance government’s programme of action in the village.
“As the provincial house of traditional leaders we would like to congratulate Kgosi Thari Maotwe II on his new offices and hope that he and his community will be able to utilise them for what they are meant for,” Mabe said.
In his remarks Chief Maotwe II expressed his gratitude and thanked the government for the significant delivery to his village.
“It is with great pleasure that we accept these offices as they will lift a huge load off our shoulders. My community will now be able to conduct their activities with ease and without being restricted. We will now be able to service our people and have other government service points relevant to our community operated from here as and when the need arises.”